Pablo Heras-Casado

In the 2013-14 season Pablo Heras-Casado makes his debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and at the Metropolitan Opera, where he conducts Verdi’s Rigoletto. He returns to Carnegie Hall and the Caramoor Festival with the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s, of which he is Principal Conductor. He so conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the New Year’s concerts of the Staatskapelle Berlin and makes return engagements with the Munich Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Ensemble Intercontemporain. He also tours with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and guest conducts a series of concert and opera performances at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Past seasons have seen the Spanish conductor make appearances with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Spanish National Orchestra, and Teatro Real, Madrid. In 2012-13 he appeared for the first time at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Festival. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2010 and appeared here most recently in February 2013 as a Shenson Young Artist.

In September 2013 Harmonia Mundi released Mr. Heras-Casado’s recording of Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. A second album, featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang, will be released in March 2014. Autumn 2013 also sees the release of a disc on Sony featuring Pl├ícido Domingo in baritone arias by Verdi with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, conducted by Mr. Heras-Casado. Future projects include an album celebrating legendary castrato singer Farinelli for Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Produktion label. His 2011 DVD recording of Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny from Teatro Real received the Diapason d’Or.

Mr. Heras-Casado is a laureate of the 2007 Lucerne Festival Conductors’ Forum and in summer 2013, he returned for the third time to co-direct the Festival's Academy. He is the holder of the Medalla de Honor of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation, and in February 2012 was awarded with the Golden Medal of Merit by the Council of Granada, his hometown, of which he is also an Honorary Ambassador. For more information, visit

(October 2013)