Recipient of the ECHO Music Prize, the German Record Critics' Award, and the KONEX Prize in Music, Mariano Chiacchiarini began his international career winning 1st prize at the Teatro Colón Conducting Competition. This led to collaborations with the most prominent conductors of today and to work with the most renowned orchestras and ensembles, including the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Russian State Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, WDR Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Modern. He has been invited to participate in major festivals and at leading concert halls including the Lucerne Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Young Euro Classic, Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Elbphilharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and l’Opéra Bastille. His concert in China was chosen as Event of the Year and broadcast live worldwide.
Since 2010 Mariano has served as Music Director of Trier University. He has been Conductor of Ensemble Garage since 2009, and in 2014 started as one of the Principal Guest Conductors of the National Symphony in Argentina. In 2013 he began his collaboration with the Lucerne Festival Academy. Most recently he was selected by Barbara Hannigan’s Momentum Project and named as a new member of the German Music Council.