CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO
Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto is considered one of the most dynamic young conductors of recent years. He was appointed music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria, the Louisiana Philharmonic and Huntsville Symphony. Prieto's numerous North American guest appearances have included the orchestras of Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Florida, San Antonio, Calgary, Dayton and the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Festival with Yo-Yo Ma. He has also conducted orchestras throughout Europe, Russia, Israel, Latin America, The Netherlands, and led the Philharmonia of the Nations and every major orchestra in Mexico. He has made festival appearances at Grant Park in Chicago and the Naumburg concerts in New York's Central Park. He also led the Youth Orchestra of the Americas on a tour of Brazil and guest conducted the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and a special joint concert with Louisiana and the New York Philharmonic. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard Universities, Carlos Prieto studied conducting with Jorge Mester, Enrique Diemecke, Charles Bruck and Michael Jinbo.