Born in Guatemala City in 1989, the bass Oscar Marin-Reyes studied singing (Bachelor) at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with John Thomasson, and in the Masters Opera Program at the HfMT Hamburg with Geert Smits.
In productions of the Mozarteum University he performed as “Il Notaio” and “Betto” in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, as “Norton” in Rossini’s “La Cambiale di Matrimonio”, and as “Crespel” in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”. He has also performed the roles of “Dr. Bartolo” in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Colas” in Mozart’s “Bastien und Bastienne”, and “Frank” in Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” in productions of the HfMT Hamburg / Theaterakademie Hamburg.
Oscar Marin-Reyes is a former ensemble member and soloist with the Kammerchor Salzburg and the Neue Männerstimmen (conductor: Martin Fuchsberger). In February 2017 he made his debut as soloist in the Mozart Week with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 2018, he also made his debut as an actor in “The Bassarids” at the Salzburg Festival (conducted by Kent Nagano & Krzysztof Warlikowski).
In October 2019, Marin-Reyes and his wife, pianist Julia Rinderle, formed a song duo that has since been heard regularly in recitals and special concert formats.
Oscar Marin-Reyes won the prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary song at the 5th Gustav Mahler Lied Competition 2022 (HfMT Hamburg & ROCHNA Foundation)
In 2019, he went on a world tour with Verdi’s Requiem as a former member of the “MusicAeterna” ensemble founded by Teodor Currentzis.
He has also performed at renowned festivals, such as the “Palermo Classica” Festival in Sicily, where he was artist in residence in 2023 and toured with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the “Turkish National Youth Philharmonic” conducted by Cem Mansur.
Since this season (2023/24) Marin-Reyes is a member of the Opera Studio of the Theater Münster.