Andrés Orozco-Estrada, born in Colombia and trained in Vienna, is one of the most sought after conductors of his generation. In September 2014, he took up the positions of Music Director of the Houston Symphony and Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. From the 2015/16 season, he also became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Orozco-Estrada first came to international attention in 2004 when he took over a concert with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at the Vienna Musikverein. Numerous engagements with many international orchestras followed, and since then, Orozco-Estrada has developed a highly successful musical partnership with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, serving as Music Director from the 2009/10 season until 2015.
Following his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic in Autumn 2010, Orozco-Estrada was hailed "a brilliant stand-in" (Wiener Zeitung) for Esa-Pekka Salonen. Orozco-Estrada now appears with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, and the Orchestre National de France.
Recent successful debuts have included the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic. In the summer of 2014, he also made his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera conducting Don Giovanni, for which he was immediately re-invited to conduct La Traviata in 2017. In April 2017, he will make his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in 1977 in Medellín (Colombia), Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin and had his first conducting lessons at the age of 15. In 1997, he moved to Vienna where he joined the conducting class of Uroš Lajovic, pupil of the legendary Hans Swarowsky, at the renowned Vienna Music Academy. Orozco-Estrada currently lives in Vienna.