Carlos Javier Weiske Brandi
In 1981 he graduated from the Montevideo Municipal School of Music as a Double Bass Professor, studying with Prof. Elio Battesini. He then studied in Buenos Aires with Professors Fernando Poblete and Eduardo Alegre.
In 1985 he won, by opposition, an international scholarship to study at the University of San Diego (USIU), Integrating the United States International Orchestra under Zoltan Rozsnyai's baton (assistant to Leonard Bernstein). In that city he studied with the famous double bassist and composer Bertran Turetzky.
He studied harmony and composition with the composer René Marino Rivero, forms and musical analysis with Mtro. Nicolas Rauss.
He's been winner in the Solo Competitions organized by Juventudes Musicales.
In 1986 he joined the Latin American Orchestra conducted by Mtro Isaac Karabtchevsky as a soloist.
He was in 1989 Master preparer of the World Youth Orchestra of Music directed by Mtro. Charles Dutoit.
In 1988 he won the "National Interpreters Contest" organized by SODRE.
He integrated different popular and classic ensembles giving recitals throughout South America, Spain and together with the Quinteto Arte Mayor, in 1995 he made a concert tour of the United States and in 1996 of Israel. Together with the ClasJazz quartet, he performed his first auditions of the composer Claude Bolling and his own, which were released on CD.
He performed concerts with musicians of distinguished international career such as:
Astor Piazzola, Luis Di Matteo, Edison Bordón, C. Zagnoli, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Juan C. Gebelin, Raúl Jaurena, etc.
As a soloist he performs important first auditions and concerts by the composers Sergei Koussevitzky, Luis Di Matteo, Beatríz Lockhart, Astor Piazzolla, Mozart, Vanhal, Dittersdorf, Dragonetti, etc., together with the baton of the masters Federico García Vigil, Miguel Patrón Marchand, A. Spiller, A. Russo, García Mareco, Luis Pasquet, G. Becerra, R. Pietrafesa, Miguel Pose, Hugo López and Andrés Cárdenes.
In December 1999, he represented Uruguay and OSSODRE in "The Millennium Gala Concert of the Nations", at the Lincoln Center of New York, together with outstanding musicians from 50 Nations, directed by Maestro Piero Gamba.
In April 2001 he made a tour presentation in and around Tokyo with Maestro Federico García Vigil.
In 2016 he performed Sergei Koussevitzky's Concert under Mtro. Andrés Cárdenes's conducting and the SODRE Symphonic Orchestra in the main concert season.
Since 1999 he has developed orchestral conducting studies with Maestro Federico García Vigil.
In November 2000, invited by InterArte, he conducted the opera "La Medium" by Giancarlo Menotti with Stefano Poda's staging . _The small orchestral group performed in an exemplary manner under the consecration of Carlos Weiske, agreeing with the scene in a balanced and flawless way. J. Desiderio, EL PAIS Newspaper, 12/8/2000
In October 2001 he conducted Haydn's Opera "La Canterina". _... Weiske's tight conduction made the solos, recitals and ensembles work on stage with total fluidity and in perfect harmony with the small orchestra. EL PAIS newspaper, 10/24/2001
In 2002 he conducted the operas "The Secret Marriage" by Cimarosa and released for Uruguay "L'oca del Cairo" by W. A. Mozart together with the SODRE Symphony Orchestra.
That year with the MEC Chamber Orchestra he conducts Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater". ..... the presentation of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" by the Chamber Orchestra of the Ministry of Education and Culture, conducted by Carlos Weiske, has been a highlight: a large audience witnessed and applaused a very high level show at the Vaz Ferreira Auditorium . It turned out to be a true baroque feast in which a climate of palpable serenity reigned both in interpreters and spectators, felt from the program's opening piece: the famous "Adagio" by Tommaso Albinoni in an arrangement made by the conductor himself for strings and solo flute. In resume, this was another plus point for Weiske in all his different work facets and a great satisfaction for those who, as performers or spectators, appreciate national artistic achievements. EL PAIS newspaper 3/10/2002
From July 2005 to 2014 he was Artistic Director of the Youth Camerata of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
He is usually invited to direct on the OSSODRE and OFM concerts.
Copyright and administrative management:
He was awarded a scholarship (1995) by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and SGAE (General Society of Authors and Editors of Spain), for training courses in copyright. In 1996 he was invited by AIE (Asoc. Intérpretes de España) to hold a conference on “The collective management of the Rights of Performers” at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain. He participated in the Geneva Meetings organized by WIPO for the elaboration of the new legal instrument on intellectual rights for performers.
His interest in the performers' rights has led him to be elected President of SUDEI in several occasions, Vice President and Treasurer of FILAIE (Ibero-Latin American Federation of Performers and Performers), participating in congresses and assemblies in pursuit of interpeters rights in all the world. In May 2001, he organized the First International Forum on Artistic Interpretations or Executions in Montevideo, under the auspices of WIPO, MEC, IMM and FILAIE.
He represented on behalf of the performers the "Administrative Commission of the National Music Fund" FONAM, acting as Secretary from its formation in 1995, in 1998 to 2001 and from February 2004 to 2007.
SODRE Artistic Director:
From 2003 to June 2005, he was Artistic Director in the SODRE Institution, organizing all the artistic programming of the different regular staffs such as SODRE's Symphonic Orchestra, the Polyphonic Choir, the Dance Corps and the Chamber Ensemble of the Institute.
Since 1992 works of his own have been premiered by chamber and jazz ensembles, many of them have been recorded by Cultural Institutions and national soloists. _ ... are written in clear, simple and friendly language, within a climate of citizen nationalism that has no intention of revolutionizing the genre and that is located halfway between the sophisticated stylization of a Lamarque Pons and the neoclassicism cultivated by a Pasquet. He begins his creative task with prudent steps and he achieves it with an accurate use of the solo flute and a well-arranged accompaniment between the strings and the piano. Washington Roldán, EL PAIS newspaper 8/17/1997
In the Festival of "Contemporary Music Cuba 2010" two works of his authorship were chosen and premiered in La Havana by international artists.
At the end of 2011, he released a CD entitled "Composers of Uruguay of the 21st century ... between tango and contemporary music", with works by Uruguayan authors and their authorship together with the musicians Beatriz Zoppolo, Elida Gencarelli and Gabriela Díaz.
In 2015 he released his new album entitled “Intenso” with the pianist Luis Pérez Aquino, with works by his own and American composers.
During his tenure at SUDEI, he received the 2001 Morosoli Institutional Award.
In 2001 he received the Title of "Honorary Member" from the Ibero-American Forum on the Arts for his brilliant professional and human career.
In 2011 the Lolita Rubial Foundation awarded him the "Morosoli Prize for Culture" in the Culture Music category.
He wins the Composition 's First Prize awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture in the category "INSTRUMENTAL ACADEMIC MUSIC" within the 2014 National Music Awards.
He forms the "Marmara Trio", with which he has been the winner of the award granted by the MEC within the framework of the 2014 Contestable Funds, offering a tour of recitals in the departmental capitals of Uruguay.
He currently works as:
First Solo Contrabass of the SODRE Symphony Orchestra
First Solo Contrabass of the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra
Chair of Double Bass at the University School of Music (EUM)
Chair of Chamber Music at the Municipal Music School of Montevideo "Vicente Ascone" (EMVA)