Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado has served as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s in New York since 2012. In 2014 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real in Madrid. He was named Musical America’s Conductor of the Year for 2014.

In 2014-15, Mr. Heras-Casado returns to the London Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre, and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He also appears at the Mozarteum Salzburg, where he is invited annually for both the Dialoge Festival and Mozartwoche. He makes his debut with NDR Symphony Orchestra and continues his collaboration with Ensemble InterContemporain and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. He also conducts the annual televised Advent concert of Staatskapelle Dresden. Opera projects include returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Carmen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden for La Traviata, Teatro Real for the world premiere of Mauricio Sotelo’s El Publico, and Dutch National Opera with dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests for Monteverdi’s Orfeo.

Past highlights include performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Philharmonia Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. In the US he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also appeared at the Salzburg Festival and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and is a laureate of the 2007 Lucerne Festival Conductors’ Forum, where he returned in 2013 to co-direct the festival's Academy at the invitation of Pierre Boulez. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2010 and became a Shenson Young Artist in 2013.

Mr. Heras-Casado records for Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Produktion and Harmonia Mundi. Recent releases include Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra—which won a 2014 ECHO Klassik Award—and an album celebrating the legendary singer Farinelli. He also recorded an album featuring Plácido Domingo in baritone arias by Giuseppe Verdi. His 2011 DVD of Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny received the Diapason d’Or.

Pablo Heras-Casado is holder of the Medalla de Honor of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation. 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. In June 2014, he joined Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción.

(April 2015)