Andrés Orozco-Estrada is to become the new Music Director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada is one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation. Born in Medellín in 1977, he went at the age of 19 to study at the renowned University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he has lived ever since. He has been principal conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra since 2009. With this orchestra, which is also orchestra-in-residence at the Grafenegg Festival, he has enjoyed great success with public and critics alike, for example in subsription concerts in the Wiener Musikverein. In addition he has served as principal conductor of the Euskadi Symphonic Orchestra since 2009.
He regularly collaborates as a guest conductor with a whole range of leading orchestras across the globe, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has recently made his début with the Orchestre National de France and the NDR Symphony Orchestra. In the near future he will also make his début appearance with the London Symphony Orchestra among others, and in 2014 he will be heading a new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne.
The Houston Symphony Orchestra, this year celebrating its 100th anniversary, is one of the leading orchestras in the USA. Artistic Director is currently Hans Graf. Previous music directors include Leopold Stokowski, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir André Previn and Christoph Eschenbach.
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