Free tickets to Adrian Varela's 'Laberinto' concert at Cultural eXchanges Festival


Internationally renowned conductor and violinist, Adrian Varela, will be performing at the Campus Centre on Wednesday 26 February with his spectacular prog-rock, post-tango band ‘Laberinto’.

Laberinto is a performance of original music by Adrian, influenced by the culture and experiences of his extraordinary life. He lived through civil unrest and the military dictatorship in 1970’s Uruguay and also joined thousands of others to help tear down the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Adrian will return to DMU with his band Laberinto for an evening of conversation and live music and multi-media performance, as part of this year’s 19th annual Cultural Exchanges Festival.


As a musician, he has travelled across the world and collaborated with many different and diverse artists and believes in the true universality of music. “I do not see many of the cultural boundaries and ‘boxes’ that many performers, audiences and industry people see” says Adrian.

A member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 2002, Adrian is also Musical Director of the DMU Orchestra and Conductor and Artistic Director of The Polish National Youth Orchestra and the One Tree Hill Sinfonia, London.

At 6.15pm on ​Wednesday 26 February ​Adrian will be in conversation with Chris Heighton, Head of DMU Music, giving an insight into his early life in Buenos Aires and daily life in the Philharmonia Orchestra. The concert will begin at 7pm and run until 8pm. Both events are in the ​Campus Centre, second floor 2.01 and 2.02.

Entry is free and to reserve a ticket please email

Posted on Friday 31st January 2020

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