Associate Executive Director
Marcoantonio Real-d’Arbelles is currently serving as Assistant Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra. In April 2013, Mr. Real debuted with MISO at the Adrienne Arsht Center where he performed with blues master Corky Siegel. He has also led performances in MISO for the Family, MISO @ the Parks, and MISO @ St. John’s series.
Active in community outreach, Mr. Real has worked with Miami Dade County Public Schools giving lectures and performances to middle and elementary school students. He has also worked with high school students of the Superintendent Honor’s Orchestra, and Music Teachers in String Orchestra reading workshops. In March 2016, Mr. Real was given Special Recognition by the City of Doral for his contributions to the arts and cultural life.
Outside of Florida, Mr. Real has conducted Ft. Wayne Philharmonic (Indiana), Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (Georgia), The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Camerata Antonio Soler (El Escorial, Spain), and Chamber Philharmonic of Catalonia, where he was awarded the Conducting Prize by its musicians. He has also worked with the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, part of the world famous EL SISTEMA, where he was an assistant to Maestro Eduardo Marturet. Mr. Real has conducted in productions of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Bizet’s Carmen, both in Cincinnati with CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. He was also invited to Italy for the Arezzo Opera Festival where he assisted in a production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and led performances of Bellini’s Capuleti e i Montecchi, Gluck’s Orfeo, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Since moving to the Twin Cities, Mr. Real was appointed Associate Executive Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota. He was also named a recipient of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund, which helps artists rise to the next level of their careers. Currently living in Minneapolis with his wife, Yunyue Liu, he hopes to contribute to the vibrant arts scene and the community’s achievement in performance excellence.