Musical America has announced Carlos Miguel Prieto as their 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 such eminent names as Gianandrea Noseda, Marin Alsop, Jaap van Zweden, Michael Tilson Thomas and Valery Gergiev. Prieto says:
"I am thankful to Musical America for this distinguished honour. I am humbled to be in the company of past and present honourees who have been role models and have inspired me throughout my career. I am blessed to have grown up in Mexico which is the epicentre of the Americas, a region of the world where music is vibrant and vital. I share this honour with the musicians, orchestras and organisations that have embraced the belief that we can, and must, improve the lives of others through music. The task ahead is to use that potential to unite us and make us better."