Recognized by critics worldwide with the ECHO Music Prize, the German Record Critics' Award, and the KONEX Prize in Music, Mariano began his international career by winning the 1st prize at the Teatro Colón Conducting Competition. This led to collaborations with the most prominent conductors of today, such as Sir S. Rattle, P. Boulez, P. Eötvös, R. Chailly, R. Muti, and B. Haitink; and to work with the most renowned orchestras and ensembles, including the Tonhalle Zürich, Lucerne Festival Orchestras, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Russian State Orchestra, Philharmonique de Radio France, WDR, German Radio Phil, Hong Kong Phil and Ensemble Modern. He has been invited to major festivals and concert venues including the Lucerne Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Young Euro Classic, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Elbphilharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Teatro Colón and l’Opéra Bastille. Since 2010 Mariano has served as Music Director of Trier University, since 2009 as Conductor of Ensemble Garage and in 2014 began as one of the Principal Guest Conductors of the National Symphony in Argentina. Most recently he was selected by Barbara Hannigan’s Momentum Project and named as a new member of the German Music Council.