Houston Symphony’s Andrés Orozco-Estrada adds Vienna Symphony leadership

Posted on: March 30, 2018

“The Vienna Symphony Orchestra has announced today that the successor to Philippe Jordan will be Colombian-born Andrés Orozco-Estrada,” writes Jens F. Laursen in Thursday’s (3/29) Forbes.com. “He will officially start his tenure with the 2021/22 season while working closely with the orchestra in the 2020/21 season as the ‘Chief Conductor Designate.’ Philippe Jordan had recently been appointed the next music director of the Vienna State Opera … and just crosses the street to continue his steep career-path. Andrés Orozco-Estrada has been living in Vienna for the last 20 years, making the connections necessary to work your way up in that unique city. In 2009 he had become the principal conductor of the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, the orchestra right outside the gates of Vienna.… In 2014 Orozco-Estrada became the Houston Symphony Orchestra’s music director, stepping into a line of luminary … conductors (Graf, Eschenbach, Comissiona, Foster) and [he was appointed] the principal conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. The same year he was named the London Philharmonic’s new principal guest conductor.”

Posted March 30, 2018