principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Congress of Paraguay, president of the Bach Society


Paraguayan conductor, composer, pianist and harpsichordist. He is currently principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Congress of Paraguay, president of the Bach Society of Paraguay and director of the Bicentennial House of Music “Agustín Barrios Mangoré”. Considered by critics as the most brilliant, complete and versatile figure of the Paraguayan musicians of his generation. Winner of several national and international awards, he conducted concerts and premiered his works in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, Italy, USA, Germany. Switzerland, England, Peru, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Greece, Morocco, New Zealand, Australia and Korea.

In 2018 he premiered his opera “Pancha y Elisa” with great success, based on a work by Paraguayan writer Augusto Roa Bastos. The work is broadcast internationally by the television channel Allegro HD. Likewise, his opera “Ñomongeta“, the first opera in Guaraní, has been premiered with great success in Rome, Brussels, Paris and Asunción, in May 2019, in San Miguel de Allende and Puebla (Mexico), in 2021, and in New York and Washington in September 2022, in an acclaimed production of Ópera Hispánica de New York,  the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Americas Society, in a staging highlighted by the New York Times as one of the major U.S. premieres for fall 2022, and by the Voice of America as “a unique opera… with a musical rigor typical of great lyrical works.” 

In 2022, together with the Bach Society of Paraguay, he made his successful debut at the famous BachFest in Leipzig, Germany, conducting a memorable concert at the Nikolaikirche, in Leipzig, performing Bach cantatas.

Sánchez Haase graduated in piano with an “Outstanding with exceptional merits” qualification in Asunción, and studied Orchestral Conducting and Composition in Germany, Italy, Spain, Venezuela, Brazil and the United States. At the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Germany, he specialized in the music of J.S. Bach, with the celebrated maestro Helmuth Rilling.

He is the author of numerous symphonic, chamber and solo works, performed all over the world.  He has published three books. He is a two-time winner of the “National Music Prize”, the highest award for composition in Paraguay, “Master of Art” from the Cultural Center of the Republic “El Cabildo”, Gold Medal “José Asunción Flores” from the Ministry of Education,

Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Villarrica, Tourism Ambassador of Paraguay by the National Secretariat of Tourism, and Cluster Award 2018 in the city of Lucca, Italy.