An internationally regarded choral conductor, clinician and educator, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz became Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus in 2018.
From 2004 to 2017, he was the Music Director of the American Boychoir, leading some 150 performances and up to five national and international tours annually. He prepared the choir for appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, among others. He also conducted the choir on six recordings, led its performances on the Academy Awards and a 9/11 memorial service broadcast globally on CNN, and he was the music director on the film Boychoir, directed by François Girard. He has guest conducted children’s and youth choirs around the globe. He has a master’s degree in choral conducting from Ohio State University and completed the coursework toward a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois.
He made his LA Opera debut preparing the children's chorus for Hansel and Gretel in 2018.