Lucas Macías Navarro


Lucas Macías Navarro

Currently in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre de Paris working closely with Daniel Harding, Lucas Macías Navarro made his conducting debut at the Teatro Colon in 2014.

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Spain, Portugal & Latin America


Mónica Royuela

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Lucas Macías Navarro made his conducting debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in 2014 following an exceptional career as one of the world’s leading oboists. He is the former principal of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and founder member of Orchestra Mozart, and together with the mentorship from Claudio Abbado he has a deep knowledge and understanding of the chamber and symphonic repertoire.

Currently in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre de Paris working closely with Daniel Harding, Lucas studied conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Mark Stringer. He has conducted concerts with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Real Filharmonía de Galicia and the Camerata of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Highlights of the 2017/18 season include re-invitations to Orchestre de Paris and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and concerts with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta de Extremadura and Sinfonietta de Lausanne.

Lucas Macías Navarro began his musical studies at the age of nine and was later accepted into Heinz Holliger's oboe class at the University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He continued his studies at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and in Geneva with Maurice Bourgue. He won several competitions including the Sony Music Foundation's "International Oboe Competition of Tokyo" in 2006, and made many recordings with Maestro Abbado released on Deutsche Grammophon, Claves Music and Euroarts.

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It is a big treat to listen to the well-known piece in this fragile version in which each single voice is equally important, even though you need musicians of a very high level to make this adventure successful. In the hands of Camerata RCO, led by Lucas Macías Navarro, it is a breath-taking experience.

Het Parool, March 2018, RCO

Lucas Macías considered Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 2 as an exercise in pure, naked music, attentive to sounding like an aesthetic search for abstraction. He was able to amalgamate the interventions of the soloists, certainly all magnificent, with the orchestral part while they played a leading role in the overall construction of the work. Transparency, clairvoyance and a variety of textures marked this version. [...] And those approaches of Macías served to fructify with forcefulness a universe in which the different states of mind were reflected, from guilt to the liberation of it, and in between the disturbing passages, which here so naked sounded very effective, and the expressive response contained.

Agustín Achucarro, Codalario, April 2018, OSCyL

The work of Macías with the Oviedo Filarmonía gave good results, with a homogenous, filled sound, always paying close attention to the dynamic contrasts. [...] One of the talents of the maestro is that he emphasizes the importance on the directionality of musical phrases to conclude in a sound climax, as could be observed very especially in the fourth movement of this symphony.

Andrea García, La Nueva España, April 2018, OFIL

The young director Lucas Macías points very high. His excellent memory and his easy disposition to unravel the structural relations of the musical works were the virtues exhibited in the concert. [...] The composer’s idea of the use of sound space was shown by Lucas Macías in an admirable way [...] Macias carefully observed the moments when the structure is subjected to extreme contradictions.

Emiliano Allende, El Norte de Castilla, April 2018, OSCYL


Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE

Teatro Auditorio San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès

Palau de la Música, Barcelona

Oviedo Filarmonía

Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo

Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife

Auditorio Adán Martín, Santa Cruz de Tenerife