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 included debuts with Het Gelders Orkest, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Orchestre de Cannes, in addition he returned to Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Simfónica del Vallés conducting the flute player Emmanuel Pahud 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.