Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award-winning conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is currently Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Oslo and will be beginning his fifteenth season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in 2014-15. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Caminos del Inka, a non-profit organization dedicated to performing and promoting the music of the Americas. The organization’s multimedia orchestral program, Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey, was premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and also performed by the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Grant Park Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, and worldwide by the Leipzig Radio Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and the Residentie Orkest in The Hague.
Major highlights of Mr. Harth-Bedoya’s2013-14 season include a gala performance featuring Yo-Yo Ma with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall, an international tour in Oman and Spain with tenor Juan Diego Flórez and the National Orchestra of Spain, a performance of Osvaldo Golijov’s opera Ainadamar with the New Zealand Festival and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and a performance leading the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House. In the upcoming 2014-15 season, Mr. Harth-Bedoya will conduct the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain, with Santa Fe Opera featuring Nathan Gunn in the principal role. He will also make guest appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic, Spanish Radio & TV Orchestra, National Orchestra of Spain, and the NHK Orchestra in Japan.
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. He studied conducting under Otto-Werner Mueller as well as with Seiji Ozawa and Gustav Meier at Tanglewood. Winner of the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award, Mr. Harth-Bedoya 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 (New Zealand), Eugene Symphony (Oregon), Lima Philharmonic (Peru), and the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall.
He currently makes his home in Fort Worth with his wife Maritza and their three children, Elena, Emilio, and Elisa.
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