"Prieto was a dynamic presence on the podium, conducting with vigor and tremendous enthusiasm."

★★★★★ The Times, London BBC Proms, August 2023
Photo Credit: Lorena Alcaraz & Bernardo Arcos
Photo Credit: Lorena Alcaraz & Bernardo Arcos
Photo Credit: Lorena Alcaraz & Bernardo Arcos

About

Known for his charisma and expressive interpretations, Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto has established himself not just as a major figure in the orchestra world but also as an influential cultural leader, educator, and a champion of new music. In a significant career development, he will start his tenure as Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony at the beginning of the 2023-24 season.

“The ASO under Mr. Prieto made this movement a triumph, and a storm of applause and approving shouts burst out even before the final chord had ended. In toto, this was one of the best Schumann 'Seconds' your reviewer has heard, and ASO management would not be amiss in inviting Mr. Prieto back as guest conductor sometime soon.”

EarRelevant, Atlanta, June 2024

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July 11, 2024

7:30pm

San Francisco Symphony

"Spanish Favorites"

Isaac Albéniz (orch. Frühbeck de Burgos): Selections from Suite Española
Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar
Caroline Corrales, soprano
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall
San Fransisco, CA
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July 13, 2024

7:30pm

San Francisco Symphony

"Spanish Favorites"

Isaac Albéniz (orch. Frühbeck de Burgos): Selections from Suite Española
Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, guitar
Caroline Corrales, soprano
San Francisco Symphony

Frost Amphitheater
Stanford, CA
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July 18, 2024

8 pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Ballet Folklórico de México with the LA Phil

CHÁVEZ Sinfonía No. 2 Sinfonía India

Juan Pablo CONTRERAS Mariachitlán

Gabriela ORTIZ Antrópolis

REVUELTAS Sensemayá

Arturo MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2

MONCAYO Huapango

LARA ,arr. Chucho FERRER Danzones de Lara

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
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latest recording

Estirpe

Orquesta Sinfonica De Mineria Pacho Flores Carlos Miguel Prieto Deutsche Grammophon

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Prieto’s noble interpretation and the commitment and enthusiasm of the players, who clearly love working with him, resulted in a performance of such blazing conviction that it was impossible not to be moved by it.

The Guardian, ★★★★, April 2019

[Prieto] seized victory from the jaws of defeat by taking an initially unpromising concert and shifting it into a delight.

The Washington Post, October 2018
Photo Credit: Ben Hoffman