Lucas Macías Navarro, Principal Conductor of the Oviedo Filarmonía, begins his first full season tenure in 2019-20. Repertoire will range from Mozart to Mendelssohn, as well as Brahms symphonies, Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Ninth Symphony in a concert where the Oviedo Filarmonía joins forces with the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (OSPA).
His season will begin conducting the Spanish Radio-Television Orchestra in Madrid, and will then see him returning to the Tenerife Symphony in a recording project with Maximiliano Martín. Other forthcoming engagements will take him to the orchestras of Granada and Córdoba with a Mendelssohn programme.
As a regular conductor of the Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) he will lead the ensemble on a five-concert tour in the Canary Islands International Music Festival and concerts in Santander and Bilbao; featuring Bruckner’s Symphony nº 7, Berg’s Seven Early Songs and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Together they have recorded the Mahler in the Erwin Stein version to great critical acclaim.
This season he will be collaborating with Pacho Flores, Ainhoa Arteta, Simon Orfila, and Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Forthcoming opera commitments include Fidelio and Simon Boccanegra.
Lucas Macías 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 the Lucerne Festival Orchestra as well as founding member of Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart under whose mentorship he gleaned a deep knowledge and understanding of both chamber and symphonic repertoire.
Previous season’s highlights include concerts with Swedish Radio Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de Paris –where he worked closely with Daniel Harding for two years as Assistant Conductor,– Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orchestre de Cannes, Het Gelders Orkest, Castilla León Symphony Orchestra (OSCyL), Real Filharmonía de Galicia and Lausanne Sinfonietta among others.
Lucas Macías Navarro began his musical studies at the age of 9 and was later accepted in Heinz Holliger's oboe class at Freiburg University. He continued his studies at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, and in Geneva with Maurice Bourgue. He has won several competitions, including the 2006 International Oboe Competition of Japan. He has made many recordings with Claudio Abbado on Deutsche Grammophon, Claves Music and Euroarts. He studied conducting at the Music University in Vienna with Mark Stringer and he is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.