Enrico Lopez-Yañez is Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, where he leads over 50 performances annually on the Pops Series, Family Series, Young People’s Concerts and Community Concerts. He previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Omaha Symphony.
During the 2018/19 season, Lopez-Yañez will make appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra and Symphony NH, as well as return appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic and Omaha Symphony. His international appearances have included guest conducting with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas (Mexico), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes (Mexico), the Prague Summer Nights Orchestra (Czech Republic) and at the Festival de Musica in Londrina, Brazil.
Additionally, Lopez-Yañez has served as assistant conductor to Christoph Eschenbach and Valeri Gergiev for the National Youth Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall, New York state and European tour performances. He also held the title of Assistant Conductor of the Capital City Symphony and attended the Castleton Music Festival, where Lorin Maazel invited him as a Conducting Associate.
An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, Lopez-Yañez is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, which designs exciting education, classical and pops concerts for orchestras across the United States.
Sharing an equal love for opera, Lopez-Yañez served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Berkshire Opera Festival, where his work was met with rave reviews. He has led opera gala concerts in San Diego and Aguascalientes (Mexico), led a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago, and served as Assistant Conductor for Opera Omaha’s production of La bohéme.
Lopez-Yañez holds a Master’s in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Master’s in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.