Described by The Telegraph as a conductor of “glowing reputation,” Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied and broad-ranging career, encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performances, and contemporary scores. He is Principal Guest Conductor at Teatro Real in Madrid and was Director of the Granada Festival until the Autumn 2019. He also enjoys a long-term collaboration with Freiburger Barockorchester featuring extensive touring and recording projects.
In 2018/19, he debuted with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and returned to the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall as its Conductor Laureate.
In great demand as a symphonic guest conductor with leading orchestras throughout the world, Heras-Casado is regularly re-invited to the United States by San Francisco and Chicago symphony orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra; while in Europe he has relationships with Het Concertgebouw , Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Freiburger Barockorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia and London Symphony orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mariinsky Theatre, Israel Philharmonic orchestras, Berliner and Wiener Philharmonikers, Verbier Festival.
As an opera conductor, he has been highly successful at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Festspiel Baden-Baden, and Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Heras-Casado is the recipient of numerous awards for his recordings, including the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, two Diapason d’Or, and a Latin Grammy. He is also Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year, and holds many local and national Spanish and French awards.