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Born in Medellín, Colombia, Andrés Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin. At the age of 15 he received his first conducting lessons and in 1997 moved to Vienna to study at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Uroš Lajovic, himself a student of the legendary Hans Swarowsky. From 2014 to 2021 he is Conductor Principal of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, from 2014 to 2022 Conductor Musicale of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and from 2020 to 2022 Conductor Principal of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Orozco-Estrada regularly conducts many of Europe's leading orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhaus-orchester Leipzig, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Orchestre National de France, as well as such renowned American orchestras as the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony. He also conducts concerts and opera performances at the Glyndebourne and Salzburg festivals.  

After farewell concerts in Houston, where he conducts Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, Orozco-Estrada concludes the 2021/22 season with his Joven Philharmonic and a major European tour. The orchestra performs at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Kölner Philharmonie, and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Guest engagements as Conductor take him to the podium of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and Israel Philharmonic.

His recordings for Pentatone have attracted considerable attention. With the Frankfurt Radio Symphony he recorded Stravinsky's L'Oiseau de feu and Le Sacre du printemps. His concert recordings of Richard Strauss's operas Salome and Elektra were also very successful. With the Houston Symphony he released a Dvořák cycle and recorded all the symphonies of Brahms and Mendelssohn.

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