Daren Weissfisch has conducted professional ensembles in the United States, Mexico and Europe for over a decade. From 2013 to 2019 Daren served as Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Sinaloa, which was an El Sistema based youth orchestra and choir in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. While in Mexico he was the assistant director for the 2016 production of Charles Gounod’s opera Romeo and Juliet with the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa under Sinaloense conductor Enrique Patrón de Rueda and the same year he collaborated with French guitarist Jean Bruno Dautaner to conduct a recording of the guitar concerto Tres en Raya by Spanish composer Antonio Ruíz Pipó under the AdLib MusicMX record label. In 2017 Daren conducted the Sinaloa premier of Horizontes, a work by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman with the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa, and for the 2017 Sinaloa Cultural Festival Daren founded and conducted the ensemble Sinaloa Players which presented Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat in collaboration with renowned Mexican choreographer Mauricio Nava. In the Seattle area Daren has served as cover conductor for Harmonia Seattle, the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bainbridge Island Symphony Orchestra. He was the music director and conductor for the opera Vinkensport by David T. Little in 2022 as well as Joseph Haydn’s opera Philemon und Baucis in January 2023 at the University of Washington. Daren was a conducting student of Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux Festival and School for several summers and has studied with notable conductors including Ludovic Morlot, David Rahbee, Donald Schleicher, Kensho Watanabe, Ennio Nicotra, Lior Shambadal, Edward Cumming, and Sandro Gorli among others.
Daren is also an accomplished oboist having served as second/assistant principal oboist and guest soloist of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa from 2010-2019, performing oboe concertos by Mozart, Strauss, and Bach. He is also a regular substitute oboist with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Harmonia Seattle, and the Bainbridge Island Symphony Orchestra.