Orozco-Estrada named London Philharmonic’s principal guest conductor, starting in 2015

Posted on: January 16, 2014

“The London Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Andrés Orozco-Estrada as its new principal guest conductor,” writes Imogen Tilden in Wednesday’s (1/15) Guardian (London). “Orozco-Estrada will take up his role in September 2015, when the six-year tenure of Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin closes at the end of the current season. The 36-year-old Orozco-Estrada was born in Colombia and trained in Vienna.… He is currently music director of the Tonkünstler Orchestra [in Austria], a position he will step down from in the summer of 2015…. He is also music director designate of Houston Symphony and chief conductor designate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and for the 14/15 season, will be music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is currently based in Vienna, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He makes his Royal Festival Hall debut with the [London Philharmonic] on 29 January, conducting Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7, and in June he makes his Glyndebourne debut with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.”

Posted January 16, 2014

Photo of Andrés Orozco-Estrada by Martin Sigmund