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Giancarlo Guerrero

Music Director

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Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director

Giancarlo Guerrero is the Music Director of the Nashville Symphony and concurrently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. His recordings with Nashville Symphony won GRAMMY® Awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Orchestral Performance. A fervent advocate of contemporary music and composers, Guerrero has championed works by several of America’s most respected composers, including John Adams, John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Daugherty, Roberto Sierra and Richard Danielpour. 
 
In the 2013/14 season, Guerrero will make several European debuts, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Copenhagen Philharmonic. In North America, he takes The Cleveland Orchestra on tour and returns to the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati and Detroit. For many years he has maintained a close association with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, as well as with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and El Sistema in Venezuela.
 
In recent seasons Guerrero has established himself with many of the major North American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Toronto and Vancouver, among others. He is also known to audiences of large summer festivals including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland. He is also cultivating an increasingly visible profile in Europe, where his recent debuts included BBC Symphony Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
 
A native of Costa Rica, Guerrero gained early experience with the Costa Rican Lyric Opera and later spent time in Venezuela as Music Director of the Táchira Symphony Orchestra. Upon moving to the U.S., he studied conducting and percussion at Baylor and Northwestern universities. He served as Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1999-2004 and was Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon from 2002-09.