Lucas Macías Navarro
Lucas Macías is the new artistic director of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, and at the same time Chief Conductor of the Oviedo Filarmonía since 2018. Among his upcoming debuts are the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands, etc. Lucas Macías made his conducting debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in 2014 following an exceptional career as one of the world’s leading oboists –a former principal of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra as well as founding member of Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart under whose mentorship he gleaned a deep knowledge and understanding of both chamber and symphonic repertoire. Previous season’s highlights include concerts with Swedish Radio Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de Paris – where he worked closely with Daniel Harding for two years as Assistant Conductor, – Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orchestre de Cannes, Het Gelders Orkest, Castilla León Symphony Orchestra (OSCyL), Real Filharmonía de Galicia among others.
Lucas Macías Navarro began his musical studies at the age of 9 and was later accepted in Heinz Holliger's oboe class at Freiburg University. He continued his studies at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, and in Geneva with Maurice Bourgue. He has won several competitions, including the 2006 International Oboe Competition of Japan. He has made many recordings with Claudio Abbado on Deutsche Grammophon, Claves Music and Euroarts. He studied conducting at the Music University in Vienna with Mark Stringer and he is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg.