European Tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Isabelle Faust

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester present works by Mendelssohn on tour with violinist Isabelle Faust, this month throughout Europe. They perform at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg on March 17, followed by concerts at the Philharmonie Berlin (March 18), L’Auditori in Barcelona (March 22), for the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao (March 23), and the Tonhalle Zurich (March 26). The Freiburg performance will receive a later broadcast via SWR, and there will also be a live radio broadcast of the Barcelona concert on March 22 from Catalunya Música.

Pablo Heras-Casado named the new director of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance

The Governing Council of Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance has named Pablo Heras-Casado its next director.

Heras-Casado, who has previously been awarded the Golden Medal of Merit by Granada’s City Council and named Hijo Predilecto of the Province of Granada, will lead the festival and the Cursos Internacionales Manuel de Falla for four seasons beginning in September 2017.

“I’m deeply honoured to be trusted with the leadership of this cornerstone institution of my home town, and thrilled to continue the festival’s tradition of the highest standards of excellence and relevance, both nationally and internationally,” says Heras-Casado about the appointment.

Pablo Heras-Casado celebrates 450 years of Monteverdi

Pablo Heras-Casado tours with the Balthasar-Neumann Chor & Ensemble in Spain this month, with performances on 9 February in Barcelona, at the Palau de la Música Catalana, 10 February in Girona, at the Auditori de Girona, and on 12 February in Madrid, at the Auditorio Nacional de Música. On 11 May they return for...

Upcoming performances in Salzburg and Madrid

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in concert on January 29 featuring three Symphonies by Haydn at the annual Mozartwoche ("Mozart Week"). Mr. Heras-Casado has been a regular guest at the Mozartwoche since his first appearance, with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerische Rundfunks, in 2012. Last year he made his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic...

Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ at the 2017 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

This summer, Pablo Heras-Casado makes his anticipated return to the annual Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, where he conducts eight performances of Bizet's classic, Carmen. Heras-Casado debuted at the Festival in 2014, leading a "thrilling reading" (Opera News) of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Carmen receives a new production, directed and designed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, with a vibrant international cast...

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

The Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado is stepping in at short notice to conduct the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich, replacing Christoph von Dohnányi, who has had to cancel due to illness. The concerts on 12 and 13 January feature a programme that consists of Franz Schubert's Symphony No.3 and Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. Heras-Casado returns to...

Schumann Trilogy awarded with 2016 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

The critically lauded harmonia mundi 3-album project highlighting works by Schumann, with acclaimed soloists and the Freiburger Barockorchester, led by Pablo Heras-Casado, has been honored with the 2016 Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The multi-album trilogy, which features performances by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Alexander Melnikov, includes "Schumann: Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No.1,"...

Wagner’s ‘Der fliegende Holländer’ at the Teatro Real

Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Real in Madrid, returns to the theater this season to lead ten performances of Wagner’s epic Der fliegende Holländer (“The Flying Dutchman”). The staging, a co-production of with Opéra national de Lyon, Bergen National Opera, Opera Australia and Opéra de Lille, is directed by Àlex Ollé of the acclaimed Spanish theatrical group La fura dels Baus. See more information about the concept, including production images and renderings, via

‘El Público’ from the Teatro Real now available on Blu-ray/DVD

A new Blu-ray/DVD release which captured the world premiere of Sotelo's opera El Público is now available for purchase via Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Klangforum Wien and the Chorus of the Teatro Real in a production by Robert Castro and designed by Alexander Polzin, filmed at the Teatro Real...

Highlights from recent performances in the US

San Francisco Symphony

“The rest of the program was just the latest reminder of what a vivid and resourceful conductor Heras-Casado is. (He currently leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York, but the first major American orchestra to snap him up as music director will have hit the jackpot.)

He began by leading the Symphony in a subtle but zesty account of Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A, one that emphasized the music’s easy symmetries while still giving it plenty of rhythmic intensity.

Concerts with the LSO in London and Frankfurt

Following a string of acclaimed performances throughout the United States, Pablo Heras-Casado travels to Europe and reunites with the London Symphony Orchestra for two concerts. Acclaimed violinist Renaud Capuçon joins Pablo and the LSO as the soloist on Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor, which is highlighted amongst two other revered works of the orchestral repertoire – Ravel’s delicate and introspective Le tombeau de Couperin, and Dvorák’s festive Symphony No. 8.

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the New York Philharmonic in works by Bartók, Bruch & Dvořák this week at David Geffen Hall

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to conduct the New York Philharmonic in a four-concert series, October 27, 28 & 29 and November 1. Previous collaborations with the NYPhil have proven a triumph for Heras-Casado, garnering enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics:

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Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid and records for Deutsche Grammophon & harmonia mundi, as well as a Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho