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Performer: Francois López-Ferrer


The Spanish-American conductor François López-Ferrer is currently in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile. As a winner of the inaugural 2015 Neeme Järvi Prize awarded through the Menuhin-Gstaad Festival, he will conduct the Musikkollegium Winterthur in February 2017. In January 2016 François was music director of the Festival de verano in Santiago, Chile where he conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile in 3 programs and 10 concerts followed by a tour to Viña del Mar and to the 48th Semanas musicales festival in Frutillar to great public and critical acclaim. He debuted in Brazil with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre in July 2016, followed by return engagements with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and renowned soloist Pepe Romero in August. Future engagements include concerts with the Berner Symphonieorchester in June of 2017.

François has participated in masterclasses all over the world with Bernard Haitink, David Zinman, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, and Leonid Grin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne and a Bachelor’s in Composition from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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