Lucas Macías Navarro

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Lucas Macías Navarro

Conductor

Principal Conductor, Oviedo Filarmonía (From January 2019).
In June 2018 completed his two years of collaboration as Assistant Conductor of Daniel Harding at Orchestre de Paris. 

Management Territory:

Spain, Portugal & Latin America

Contacts

Mónica Royuela

(+34) 670 763 223        monica@ibermusica.es

Lourdes Guillén

(+34) 93 317 4289        lourdes@ibermusica.es

Biography

Lucas Macías recently announced as Principal Conductor of Oviedo Filarmonía.  He 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 – a former principal of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and founder member of Orchestra Mozart – together with the mentorship of Maestro Claudio Abbado - he has a deep knowledge and understanding of the chamber and symphonic repertoire.

 

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include debuts with Het Gelders Orkest, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Orchestre de Cannes, as well as reinvitations to Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Simfónica del Vallés and Oviedo Filarmonía. As a regular conductor of Camerata RCO he will take them to the brand new Zaryadye Hall in Moscow in a programme featuring Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder and Mahler Symphony No.4 – together they have recorded the Mahler in the Erwin Stein version of which Het Parool wrote:

 

“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.”

 

From 2016-2018 Macías Navarro was Assistant Conductor at Orchestre de Paris working closely with Daniel Harding. He recently conducted performances of Leonard Bernstein’s works, as part of the centenary year, with the Orchestra. In previous seasons he has also conducted concerts with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Fundación Orquesta de Extremadura, and Lausanne Sinfonietta amongst others.


Lucas Macías Navarro began his musical studies at the age of 9 years and later was accepted in Heinz Holliger's oboe class at the University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He continued his studies at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and in Geneva with Maurice Bourgue. He won several competitions, among others, the Sony Music Foundation's "International Oboe Competition of Tokyo" in 2006. He has made many recordings with Maestro Abbado released on Deutsche Grammophon, Claves Music and Euroarts. He studied conducting at the Music University in Vienna with Mark Stringer.

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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

Concerts

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