Pablo Heras-Casado is principal conductor of New York’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s and principal guest conductor of Madrid’s Teatro Real, and he regularly directs the leading orchestras and ensembles of Europe and North America.
In the 2016–17 season he returns to the New York, Los Angeles, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; San Francisco and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras; and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Salzburg’s Mozartwoche. He continues his touring and recording partnership with the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble for Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale, as well as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra for works by Mendelssohn, including the Violin Concerto with Isabelle Faust. Opera projects include Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Berlin Staatsoper, Bizet’s Carmen with Orchestre de Paris at Festival d’Aix en Provence, and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at Teatro Real.
In recent seasons Mr. Heras-Casado has conducted the London, Boston, Chicago, and Vienna symphony orchestras; Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Israel philharmonic orchestras; Leipzig Gewandhaus, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, and Mariinsky orchestras; and Staatskapelle Berlin. He has also appeared regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble intercontemporain at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Salzburger Festspiele, as well as at the Lucerne Festival, where he co-directed the Academy under Pierre Boulez. In June 2014 Mr. Heras-Casado joined Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción, supporting the eradication of poverty and injustice in the world with an annual gala concert.
He records for harmonia mundi and Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Produktion, receiving prizes including three ECHO Klassik awards, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, two Diapason d’Or, and a Latin Grammy. Recent harmonia mundi releases include Mendelssohn’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4, and Schumann’s Violin, Piano, and Cello Concertos with Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, and Jean-Guihen Queyras, respectively. For Deutsche Grammophon he has recorded El Maestro Farinelli; works by Jacob, Hieronymus, and Michael Praetorius; and a DVD of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. He also appears on Sony’s release of Verdi’s baritone arias with Plácido Domingo, and recently directed Shostakovich’s Cello Concertos with Alisa Weilerstein and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year, Pablo Heras-Casado holds the Medalla de Honor of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation and the Ambassador Award of the Regional Government of Andalusia. In February 2012 he was awarded the Golden Medal of Merit by the Council of Granada, his hometown, of which he is also an honorary ambassador. He is an honorary citizen of the Province of Granada.
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