Publishes his first book, A prueba de orquesta; first tour with the Munich Philharmonic; presents his first edition of the Granada Festival; world premiere of Samuel Jones’ Flute Concerto; awarded the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres and “Embajador Solidario 2019” by Fundación Ayuda en Acción; Spanish premiere of Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten at Teatro Real de Madrid, Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw; debut at the Verbier Festival; debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; made a cameo in the TV-show Mozart in the Jungle


World premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra of American composer Samuel Jones’ Flute Concerto
First tour with the Munich Philharmonic
Presented his first edition of the Granada Festival since his appointment as director in 2017
Spotlight artist for the NTR Saturday Matinee concert series at the Het Concertgebouw
Debut at the Verbier Festival
Debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


Named “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” of the French Republic
Awarded “Embajador Solidario 2019” by Fundación Ayuda en Acción
Included in Forbes’ 100 Most Creative People in Business

Operatic Projects

Spanish premiere of Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten at Teatro Real de Madrid, new co-production
Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw

Recording Projects

New releases on Harmonia Mundi:

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Piano Concerto No.3. With pianist Javier Perianes and Münchner Philharmoniker
Debussy: La Mer, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien. With the Philharmonia Orchestra


Debuts at the Boulez Saal; BBC Proms debut “Music of the Reformation” with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust; opening concert at the Edinburgh International Festival; conducts the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich replacing Christoph von Dohnányi; Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; named new director of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance; honored by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at its annual Gift of Music Gala; Europa Open-Air Concert with the HR-Sinfonieorchester & Javier Perianes; Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at Carnegie Hall.


Boulez Saal


Orchestra of St. Luke’s appoints Pablo Heras-Casado as its first Conductor Laureate
Named new director of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance
Honored by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at its annual Gift of Music Gala

Operatic Projects

New production of ‘Carmen’ at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Berlin

Recording Projects

New releases on Harmonia Mundi:

Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the Teatro Real in DVD and Blu-ray
Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale with the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto – Symphony No. 5 & The Hebrides with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust


Debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic at the annual Mozartwoche; London Symphony Orchestra appearance with cellist Alisa Weilerstein; all-Spanish program with Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall; international tour with pianist Emmanuel Ax including debut concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in addition to performances with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and New World Symphony; debut performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; “Granada tourism Ambassador” Award from the City of Granada


Vienna Philharmonic
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Debut at the Melk Barocktage

Operatic Projects

Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the Teatro Real

Recording Projects

New release on Harmonia Mundi – “Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4” with the Freiberger Barockorchester, also awarded the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Preis

Final installment of the Schumann series on Harmonia Mundi – “Schumann: Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No.1” with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violinist Isabelle Faust, pianist Alexander Melnikov, and the Freiburger Barockorchester

New release of Shostakovich Cello Concertos with Alisa Weilerstein and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, on the Decca label

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 and The Tempest album with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, on harmonia mundi



Concerts with the NDR Sinfonieorchester with pianist Alexander Melnikov (works by Beethoven and Stravinsky); Camerata Salzburg at the annual Mozartwoche; performances with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Britten’s War Requiem at the Teatro Real; appearances at Caramoor and Ravinia festivals; concerts with the Freiburger Barockorchester across Europe; concerts with violinist Joshua Bell joined by the San Francisco Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; world premiere performances of works by Onishi and Stroppa with Ensemble Intercontemporain; concerts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; performance at the Luzern Festival with violinist Isabelle Faust; closes Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl season in concert with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; leads open-air Klassik am Odeonsplatz concert; New Year’s Eve concert featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Wiener Symphoniker

Honored with PMI Grand Prix

Two ECHO Klassik Awards – for DVD recording of L’elisir d’amore on Deutsche Grammophon (also his house debut at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden) as well as Schumann release on harmonia mundi

Named Granada’s “hijo predilecto”

Special concert in honor of Ayuda en Acción at Teatro Real

Residency at Juilliard including master class for Juilliard Historical Performance program and debut conducting Juilliard Orchestra

Celebrates 20 years on the podium (1995-2015)


NDR Sinfonieorchester
Juilliard Orchestra

Operatic Projects

Critically acclaimed world premiere of El Público at the Teatro Real; La traviata and Orfeo at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; Rigoletto at The Metropolitan Opera

Recording Projects

Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Production releases “Praetorius” featuring music by Jacob, Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, performed by the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und Ensemble

Harmonia Mundi releases “Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Trio No.2” with pianist Alexander Melnikov and the Freiburger Barockorchester, as well as violinist Isabelle Faust and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras


Conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in two programs (“Circles of Influence: Pierre Boulez & George Benjamin”) as part of the New York Philharmonic’s first NY Phil Biennial. Premieres include Holliger, Ostinato Funebre (U.S. Premiere); Manoury, Strange Ritual (U.S. Premiere); Dalbavie, Concertino (1994) (U.S. Premiere), Wigglesworth, A First Book of Inventions (U.S. Premiere); Matthew, Night Rides (U.S. Premiere); Benjamin, Octet (New York Premiere); Grime, Luna (New York Premiere)
Benjamin, Upon Silence (New York Premiere)Schumman Concerto tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander MelnikovNamed one of El País Semanal’s “100 most influential people” of 2013

Joins Ayuda en Acción to support charity and development work in Spain and throughout the world

Featured on the cover of Classical Music Magazine

Profiled in Wall Street Journal’s “Cultural Conversation”


New York Philharmonic
London Symphony Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Dutch National Opera

Operatic Projects

Leads Simon McBurney’s production of “Magic Flute” with the Freiburger Barockorchester at Festival d’Aix en Provence

Debut at the Dutch National Opera conducting Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo staged by Sasha Waltz (September 2014)

Recording Projects

Harmonia Mundi releases Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” with the Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Produktion releases “Farinelli” with Concerto Köln and Bejun Mehta


Named Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year

Makes Carnegie Hall main stage debut conducting Orchestra of St. Luke’s, a performance that prompted the New York Times to call Pablo “the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor.”

Three-city tour (Dortmund, Essen, and Cologne) with Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy

Conducts world premiere of Peter Eötvös’s violin concerto DoReMi with Los Angeles Philharmonic and Midori

Conducts West Coast premiere of Peter Eötvös’s opera Angels in America with Los Angeles Philharmonic

Conducts West Coast premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Expo with San Francisco Symphony

Makes Münchner Philharmoniker debut at Munich’s Postgaragen

Profiled in Die Welt, German national daily newspaper

Named Honorary Ambassador of Granada by the city’s mayor José Torres Hurtado on June 26, 2013

Recording Projects

Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Label announces partnership with Pablo, naming him an Archiv Ambassador. Planned projects include the label’s first recording of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and an album that spotlights Farinelli.

Harmonia Mundi releases Schubert Symphonies 3 & 4 with Freiburger Barockorchester. Album is honored as “Choc de Classica.”


Münchner Philharmoniker
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, September 2013
Metropolitan Opera, November 2013
Philadephia Orchestra, December 2013

Operatic Projects

Eötvös’s Angels in America at Los Angeles Philharmonic (West Coast Premiere)
Verdi’s Rigoletto at Deutsche Oper Berlin (New Production)
Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes at Frankfurt Opera, June 2013 (New Production)
Catán’s Il Postino at Teatro Real, Madrid, July 2013 (New Production)
Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, November 2013


Awarded Gold Medal of Merit by Council of Granada

Honored with Medal of Honor by the Fundación Rodríguez-Acosta for his distinguished career as a conductor and its international projection

Receives award from Spanish newspaper IDEAL for promoting the region of Granada throughout the world

Nomination for a Dora Mavor Moore Awards of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) in the category of “Outstanding Musical Direction” for Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Canadian Opera Company

Crain’s New York Business names Pablo Heras-Casado one of the “40 Under Forty” who are pioneers in business and nonprofits

Named one of the top five conductors under 40 by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation

Named one of the “100 Most Powerful New Yorkers” by Gotham Magazine

Included in the “Best of 2012” list of the most noteworthy cultural personalities by Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Tours with Freiburger Barockorchester to Lisbon, St. Pölten, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Berlin, New York

ARTE broadcasts the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden prduction of L’elisir d’amore, December 24

Recording Projects
harmonia mundi announces recording partnership, beginning with Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 with the Freiburger Barockorchester to be followed by Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Freiburger Barockorchester
Göteborgs Symfoniker
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
New World Symphony
Staatskapelle Berlin
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Salzburg Festival
Lucerne Festival
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Orchestra della Academia Santa Cecilia Roma
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Operatic projects:
Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Bizet’s Carmen at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg


Conducts world premiere of Hosokawa’s opera Matsukaze in Brussels in collaboration with Sasha Waltz & Guests

Receives Diapason d’Or for Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (DVD)

Nomination for a Dora Mavor Moore Awards of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) in the category of Outstanding Musical Direction for John Adams’ Nixon in China, Canadian Opera Company

Berlin Philharmonic
Boston Symphony Orchestra in Tanglewood
Canadian Opera Company
Houston Symphony
Rotterdam Philharmonic
Essener Philharmoniker
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Operatic projects:
John Adams’ Nixon in China, Canadian Opera Company
Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, Canadian Opera Company

December: Appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (four-year term)


Critial Eye award by Radio Clásica/RTVE

Dresden Staatskapelle
San Francisco Symphony
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Teatro Real de Madrid
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
Seattle Symphony
The Hague Philharmonic
Mostly Mozart Festival New York
Residentie Orkest

Operatic projects:
L’elisir d’amore at the English National Opera
Rigoletto at the Welsh National Opera
Mahagonny at the Teatro Real de Madrid


St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Collegium Novum Zürich
Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
BBC Philharmonic
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Klangforum Vienna

Operatic projects:
Offenbach’s La Périchole, Opéra National de BordeauxPerformances and world first recording of Giuseppe Bonno / Metastasio L’isola disabitata with Compañía Teatro del Príncipe.


US debut at Carnegie Hall, New York with Ensemble ACJW
UK debut with National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
LA Philharmonic
Orchestre National de Lyon
Orchestre National de BordeauxWorld premiere of Marc-Olivier Dupin’s ballett Les enfants du paradis, Opéra National de ParisStaging and world first recording of Boccherini’s Clementina with Compañía Teatro del Principe

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Founded Compañía Teatro del Principe, period instruments orchestra devoted to the neglected theatrical repertoire of the Spanish Court in the XVIII century. First edition, staged performance and world first recording of J. de Castel’s La fontana del Placer

Participant at the Lucerne Festival Academy, led by Pierre Boulez

Winner of the Lucerne Festival Conductors’ Competition for Stockhausen’s Gruppen (jury: Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös)

Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

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