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.