A living icon in Brazilian orchestral music, Isaac Karabchevsky has a long and brilliant career as a conductor and artistic director. For 26 years, he worked as conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. After that, he moved to Europe, where he served as artistic director of various orchestras and theaters, such as the Tonkünstler-Orchester in Vienna (1988-1994), the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (1995-2001), and, finally, in the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (2004-2010). Throughout the years, Karabtchevsky had the chance to perform in some of the main stages in Europe, United States and Latin America. In 2004, he became director of the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra (Rio de Janeiro) and, in 2011, Artistic Director of the Baccarelli Institute, an organization devoted to promote musical education in Heliópolis slum (São Paulo). Between 2011 and 2017, Karabtchevsky recorded Villa-Lobos complete symphonies cycle with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Osesp) to Naxos label.