François López-Ferrer

Spain / USA, 31 y.o.

François López-Ferrer holds a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland), under the tutelage of professor Aurélien Azan Zielinski, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (USA). He was previously a member of the Deutsche Dirigentenforum. François López-Ferrer came to international attention after his debut at the 2018 Verbier Festival.

His recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de España, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Ópera de Lausanne, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Berner Symphonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica Radio Televisión Española, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orquesta de Extremadura, and the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España.

For 2021-2022 François is a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and May Festival, he conducts the CSO’s Young People’s Concerts and provides artistic support to CSO’s Music Director Louis Langrée and May Festival’s Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena. He previously served as Associate Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile.