Music for a while was founded in early 2021. We are a new project for the mediation of art and culture in the context of concerts and theater performances using new media

Our goal is to promote music in different sectors of society, music lovers as well as those who have not had contact with music on stage. For this we are looking for innovative means as well as current proposals, all surrounded by a high artistic level, thus creating a living space for the exchange of reflections and ideas in our society.

Daniel Valero


Born in Mexico City, started his studies as an Opera Singer in Mexico City’s Conservatorium, he has worked with teachers like Rosa Maria Diez, Isabelle Gentile, Montserrat Caballé and Theodore Coresi. He has done studies with Wolfgang Dosch at “Musik und Kunst Privat Universität” in Vienna.

As a Singer, he has performed in Mexico’s, Vienna’s and Germany’s Halls,  Theaters and Festivals  like “Silvestre Revueltas”, “Blass Galindo”, “Auditorio Nacional”,  “Theater an der Gumpendorferstrasse”, “Bad Ischl Lehár Festival” among many others, working with artist like Ennio Morricone in the concert “Musica per il cinema”, Andrea Schwarz and Thomas Enzinger in Operettas like “Der Zigeunerbaron”, “Die Csardasfürstin”,  and many others. 

As a producer, he has organized Tours through Germany with “Konzert-Direktion Schmidtke” where he fulfilled the roll of “Reiseleiter”, “Inspizient“ and “Regieassistent”.

In 2021 he founded “Music for a while” seeking to promote arts in general, but specially in the form of Theatre Music.

As an Autor, he wrote the piece “Tutto Mozart”, a “Singspiel” that gathers pieces from Mozart and Da Pontes Trilogy searching to introduce new generations into Opera.

He will start working at “Landestheater Neustrelitz” in December, where he will be assisting Operas like Eugene Onegin and Carmen. 

Alexander Riaño

Artistic Director

Alexander Riaño was born in Bogotá, Colombia and graduated in piano with a major in conducting from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He continued his musical education in Vienna with two studies in choral conducting (Erwin Ortner) and orchestra conducting (Uroš Lajovic) at the MDW Vienna. He is musical director in various ensembles in Vienna and Austria.

In 2016 he was a guest conductor with the Orchestra of the IX. International Piano Festival where he conducted Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op.21, and F. Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor, FP 61. At the final concert of this festival, Alexander conducted the Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra by G. Gershwin and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor op.18, with Jorge Luis Prats as the soloist.

From 2016 he has focused on theater music as a conductor, assistant and répétiteur/choir teacher and actively participated in various opera projects: WMGV (China Tour -Silver Operetta and Viennese Music- 2017); Opera Burg Gars (Otello-2016, Magic Flute-2017, Tosca-2018); At the Philharmonia Choir (JOPERA: Carmen-2017, The Barber of Seville-2018, Martha-2019) (Brucknerhaus Linz: Die Fledermaus-2019)

In 2019 Alexander founded the Renaissance Ensemble, the ensemble is characterized as a highlight of early music, with regular concerts in Vienna.

In 2021 he founded the association -Music for a While- with the aim of promoting, creating and producing all forms of performing arts.

Vanja Kugler


Between 2008 and 2014 she works as a singing teacher in the music high school “Davorin Jenko” in Belgrade.
Head of the solo singing department at the Davorin Jenko Conservatory, 2013 – 2014

In Austria she continues to work as a teacher and voice coach, including at SUPERAR in Vienna (2015 to 2018)

In 2014 she passed the entrance exam for the postgraduate study solo singing – song at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of KS Gabriele Fontana.

Since 2017 she has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonia Choir under the direction of Prof. Walter Zeh.

She regularly performs as a soloist with various ensembles, in churches and at song and aria recitals.

Liliana Arreola


Born in the city of Chihuahua in the state of the same name in Mexico, where she studied piano, dance and singing, and there she received her dance diploma from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, her diploma in choral conducting and music studies from the local conservatory of music. She successfully completed her singing training in Vienna at the Prayner Conservatory for Music and Dramatic Art.

In her work as a singer, she performed with various ensembles, choir groups and music associations in various concerts, also in national and international festivals in various cities in Mexico, Europe, New Mexico and Texas in the United States of America. Her repertoire includes opera, operetta, zarzuela, Latin American art songs, modern music, chamber music, oratorio and didactic concerts adapted to children’s opera.

Appearances on the stages of Austria, to name a few, Weltmuseum, Cervantes Institute, Kursalon, Ehrbar Saal, Theater am Spiettelberg, and Rathaus.

Participation in festivals and performances in Austria at Europe Days of Music, Dia de la Música (Day of Music), Dia E (Day E), Voice Mania, Long Night of Music, We Are Vienna, Festival of Nations in Styria, Mexican Festival of the Dead and Artists in Residence from the Federal Chancellery and Culture Contact. As a choir member at the Burg Gars Opera in Lower Austria and at the Johann Strauss Operetta in Vienna in Germany.