Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied and broad-ranging career, encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performances, and contemporary scores.

In great demand as guest conductor, he regularly appears in Europe, North America and Japan with ensembles like Münchner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Philharmonic or Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, NHK Symphony Orchestra, etc. He has also conducted the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker.

In the operatic field, he leads Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle at Teatro Real in Madrid, where he is Principal Guest Conductor, over four consecutive seasons, until 2022, while in the 2020/21 season he debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper, presenting Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea, with a revival planned for the following season. He has also previously appeared at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, amongst other.

He enjoys a fruitful collaboration with Freiburger Barockorchester, featuring extensive touring and recording projects, recently developed a close partnership with Verbier Festival and was Director of the Granada Festival since 2017.

In celebration of Beethoven’s anniversary in 2020, he releases several recordings, including Symphony No. 9, the complete Piano Concerti, Choral Fantasy and Triple Concerto. His extensive discography for harmonia mundi, includes a developing series entitled “Die Neue Romantik”, with music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Schubert.

A dedicated educator, Heras-Casado makes a personal commitment to work with young musicians all over the world at the Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker, Juilliard School of Music Orchestra, etc.

In 2021 he is recognized as Artist of the Year at the International Classic Music Awards. In 2018 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic, while also being Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year.

Highly committed to the Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción as a Global Ambassador, he conducts an annual charity concert at Teatro Real in Madrid.