Carlos Miguel Prieto is considered the leading Mexican conductor of his generation. A highly respected cultural leader, Prieto is Musical America’s 2019 Conductor of the Year. He possesses a wide-ranging repertoire, has led over 100 world premieres, and is a champion of American and Latin American composers. Prieto serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México and Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico, and Music Director of the Orchestra of the Americas. Prieto is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.


Oct 2019, 8.00 PM

Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City Mexico

Oct 2019, 7.30 PM

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Orpheum Theater, New Orleans LA

Nov 2019, 8.00 PM

Utah Symphony Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT United States

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  • Carlos Miguel Prieto is Musical America's Conductor of the Year

    Carlos Miguel Prieto is Musical America’s Conductor of the Year for 2019. The award follows Carlos’ profound success as one of his native Mexico’s most important cultural ambassadors. Previous recipients of the award include Gianandrea Noseda, Marin Alsop, Jaap van Zweden, Michael Tilson Thomas and Valery Gergiev. Prieto says: "I am thankful to Musical America for this great honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all honorees who have inspired me throughout my career. I am blessed to have grown up in Mexico which is the epicenter of the Americas, a region of the world where music is vibrant and vital. I share this honor with everyone who embraces the belief that we can, and must, improve the lives of others through music.”

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