LORENZO FERRÁNDIZ CARILLO
Lorenzo Ferrándiz began conducting in 2010 after a long and successful career as a percussionist, having had the privilege of playing under renowned conductors with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
A recipient of several prestigious awards, he has conducted the Orquesta de Extremadura, the Orquesta de Córdoba, the Orquestra Filarmónica de Catalunya, and the Orquestra Simfònica de l’Esmuc, as well as numerous chamber groups with whom he has performed throughout Europe and South America and festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Mixtur, and the Sampler Sèries, Barcelona.
Currently principal guest conductor of Ensemble New Babylon and the CrossingLines Ensemble, he has premiered and recorded many pieces as part of his commitment to promote new works, and his activity as a conductor covers a diverse range of styles.
Aside from his work as a conductor, Ferrándiz maintains a long career as a renowned pedagogue in percussion and chamber music at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene) and at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) where he also conducts the Esmuc Ensemble, a chamber orchestra dedicated to interpreting works by composers from the 20th century.