Andrés Orozco-Estrada was born in Medellín, Colombia and began his musical studies on the violin before beginning conducting lessons at the age of fifteen. In 1997, he moved to Vienna where he joined the conducting class of Uroš Lajovic at the Vienna Music Academy. He currently lives in Vienna.
Mr. Orozco-Estrada serves as Music Director of the Houston Symphony, Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He previously served as principal conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra from 2009 to 2015.
Mr. Orozco-Estrada’s 2016-17 season features his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and appearances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony as orchestra-in-residence in Vienna and Salzburg, as well as tours to Budapest, Warsaw, Monte Carlo, the Dresden Music Festival, and across Spain. He also accompanies the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia on their first European tour, conducting eight concerts in Berlin and Stuttgart, at the Rheingau Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, and at the Styriarte in Graz. He also embarks on his first European tour with the Houston Symphony this season. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these concerts.
Mr. Orozco-Estrada has conducted many leading orchestras worldwide, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Orchestre National de France, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Chicago. He made his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2014 conducting Don Giovanni, following which he was immediately engaged to conduct La Traviata in 2017. 2016 marked his return to the Salzburg Festival with Nicolai's Il Templario and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Concentus Musicus Wien.
Mr. Orozco-Estrada’s recent recordings on the Pentatone label include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and R. Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Macbeth, both with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. His other recordings include Dvořák’s Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, 8, and 9 with the Houston Symphony, and works by Brahms and Mendelssohn.