Giancarlo Guerrero is a six-time Grammy award–winning conductor and music director of the Nashville Symphony and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic. Through commissions, recordings, and world premieres, he has championed the works of American composers, presenting 11 world premieres and 15 recordings of American music with the Nashville Symphony, including works by Michael Daugherty, Terry Riley, and Jonathan Leshnoff. With composer Aaron Jay Kernis, Mr. Guerrero helped create the Nashville Symphony’s biannual workshop for young and emerging composers. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in February 2013.

In the 2022–23 season Mr. Guerrero returns to lead the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony.

In the 2020–21 season Mr. Guerrero led the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic in a recording with violinist Bomsori. Their Billboard chart–topping album Bomsori: Violin on Stage was released on Deutsche Grammophon that June. Other highlights of his discography include John Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives & Harmonielehre with the Nashville Symphony on Naxos, and a Brahms recording on NFM Wrocław’s own label.

Born in Nicaragua, Mr. Guerrero immigrated during his childhood to Costa Rica, where he joined the local youth symphony. He studied percussion and conducting at Baylor University and earned his master’s degree in conducting at Northwestern. Especially committed to youth and training orchestras, he has worked with the Curtis School of Music, Colburn School in Los Angeles, National Youth Orchestra (NYO2), and Yale Philharmonia, as well as with the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando program.

(May 2023)

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