Exciting, creative, engaging, and motivating are some of the words that have been used to describe Andrés Lopera. One of the leading Latin-American conductors in the US today, the 34-year-old Colombian native brings more than 10 years of leadership experience with both professional orchestras and youth orchestras to his role.
Andrés is a passionate conductor who believes in the transformational power of music with the goal of making meaningful connections for both musicians and the community with the orchestra.
Meeting the staff and seeing how much they care for the community they serve only added to my excitement. I see a lot of potential, and I believe that the core values of the Richmond Symphony align with my mission and vision as an artist. It truly was a great pleasure to meet this incredible Richmond community. It is inspiring to feel the pride everyone has for the symphony orchestra, and it is an honor to be selected as your music director.”Andrés Lopera