Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Conductor
*appeared with touring orchestra only

Biography

Andrés Orozco-Estrada is the new Music Director of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester) from the start of the 2014/15 season. At the same time he took over as Music Director with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, elected him Principal Guest Conductor from 2015/16 on.

Colombian-born and Vienna-trained, Andrés Orozco-Estrada is one of the most sought after conductors of his generation. He first came to international attention in 2004 when he stepped in at short notice to conduct a concert with the Tonkünstler Orchestra Niederösterreich at the Vienna Musikverein, for which he was acclaimed by the Viennese press as the “wonder of Vienna”.

In 2009 Orozco-Estrada was appointed Principal Conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra. This very successful collaboration draws to a close with the 2014/15 season. From 2009 to 2013 Orozco-Estrada was also Principal Conductor of the Basque National Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi).


Andrés Orozco-Estrada is currently working with orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and the Orchestre National de France. Débuts include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestras. As an opera conductor Orozco-Estrada has been invited to the Stuttgart State Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Born in 1977 in Medellín (Colombia), Andrés Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin and had his first conducting lessons at the age of 15. In 1997 he moved to Vienna, where he joined the conducting class of Uroš Lajovic, a pupil of the legendary Hans Swarowsky, at the renowned Vienna Music Academy.

The main focus of his artistic work is on the Romantic repertoire and the Viennese Classical School, but Orozco-Estrada also shows a keen interest in contemporary music and regularly performs premières of Austrian composers as well as compositions of Spanish and South American origin. Orozco-Estrada currently lives in Vienna.

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