Pablo Heras-Casado: Although still only 32 years old, Spanish-born Pablo Heras-Casado already enjoys a multi-faceted conducting career of unusual breadth and variety. The range of his repertoire is remarkable, from historically informed early music to the cutting edge of contemporary scores, and he maintains a globetrotting schedule of operatic and orchestral engagements.
Following summer music festival debuts at Blossom with the Cleveland Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Mostly Mozart at New York’s Lincoln Center, Heras-Casado appears for the first time in the 2010/2011 season with the San Francisco, Seattle and Indianapolis Symphonies, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Staatsoper Berlin. He has re-engagements with the Los Angeles and BBC Philharmonics and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and begins significant conducting relationships with Teatro Real Madrid (Mahagonny), Canadian Opera Company (Nixon in China), and La Monnaie in Brussels, where he will lead the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze, in collaboration with German choreographer Sasha Waltz. Debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, NDR Symphony Orchestra and Dresden’s Semperoper are scheduled for 2011/12.