Grammy®-nominated and Emmy Award-winning conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is in his seventeenth season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and is Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to performing and promoting music of the Americas.
He has conducted the upper level of American orchestras including Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle, New York, Indianapolis, and the National Symphony. Following his exceptional tenure as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harth-Bedoya’s connection with the orchestra remains strong, and he frequently returns as a guest conductor. He is also a regular guest at major North American festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Vail, Ravinia, Grant Park, Oregon Bach, and Grand Teton.
Harth-Bedoya is a frequent guest of the Helsinki Philharmonic, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, National Orchestra of Spain, New Zealand Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Other recent appearances include concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Zurich Tonhalle, Danish National Symphony and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestras. Summer 2016 saw his Japanese debut conducting both the NHK Symphony and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras.
In August 2015, Harth-Bedoya led the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, with the Santa Fe Opera. He has conducted La Bohème at English National Opera, Barber of Seville with the Canadian Opera Company, Tosca and Un Ballo in Maschera for Minnesota Opera, and productions of Golijov’s Ainadamar with the Cincinnati Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and at the New Zealand Festival.
An active recording artist, Harth-Bedoya’s 2016 release on Harmonia Mundi of the Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra and Brahms (arr. Schoenberg) Piano Quartet with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was highly praised by The Guardian “[it] shines out with its precision, vigour and clarity of sound”. Other recent releases on Harmonia Mundi include the first of a complete cycle of the Prokofiev Piano Concertos featuring Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko, orchestral works by Jimmy López, and the piano concertos by Grieg and Saint-Saëns. His recording of Violin Concertos by Bartók and Mendelssohn with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and violinist Augustin Hadelich was released on Avie in spring, 2015.
Harth-Bedoya’s discography also includes Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago with the Chicago Symphony and Yo-Yo Ma, which was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2009. In December 2011, Deutsche Grammophon released Nazareno, a highly acclaimed recording of music by Osvaldo Golijov, Ginastera and Revueltas with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque.
Born and raised in Peru, Harth-Bedoya received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. He was previously Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, and Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen. He also served as Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia, Eugene Symphony, Lima Philharmonic, and the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall.
He currently makes his primary home in Fort Worth with his wife Maritza and their three children, Elena, Emilio, and Elisa, with a secondary residence in Oslo. He practices a zero waste lifestyle and is working with like-minded civic and business leaders in Fort Worth on various environmental projects.
Equally at home in the theatre, Harth-Bedoya conducted the 2015 world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, for Santa Fe Opera. Other notable opera include the Jonathan Miller production of La bohème at English National Opera, and five productions of Golijov’s Ainadamar.
An active recording artist, Mr. Harth-Bedoya's discography includes recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, CSO Resound, and AVIE.
Born and raised in Peru, Mr. Harth-Bedoya received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.
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