"The concert ended brilliantly with a very convincing version of "La Valse" by Ravel’ prodigious score. The work of López-Ferrer was highlighted, with absolute mastery of the complicated rubati that are part of this sarcastic and brilliant anti-tribute to the charms of a Viennese waltz.”
Spanish-American conductor François López-Ferrer recently came to international attention after a critically acclaimed debut with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, jumping in for Iván Fischer and conducting alongside Sir Simon Rattle and Gabor Takacs-Nagy at the 2018 edition of the festival. López-Ferrer is internationally in demand as a guest conductor. Recent and upcoming highlights include debuts with the Orquesta Nacional de España, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires at the prestigious Teatro Colón, and the Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia, as well as numerous re-engagements with the Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León.
Appointed assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival in September 2019, he conducts the CSO Young People’s concerts and provides artistic support to the CSO’s Music Director Louis Langrée and May Festival’s Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena. López-Ferrer is one of six participants in the renowned 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He previously served for two years as associate conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile (OSNCH) and Principal Conductor of the Ballet Nacional Chileno.