December 11th, 2014 Andrés Orozco-Estrada being interviewed by Rolf van Dick
Andrés Orozco-Estrada was born in Columbia in 1977. He received his musical education in Vienna. He became internationally known in 2004, when he was part of the Viennese Music Society at the “Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich”. Afterwards, he was celebrated by the press as “the miracle of Vienna”. In 2009 he became the principal conductor of the “Tonkünstler-Orchester”, staying in this position until the season of 2014/15. Moreover, from 2009 until 2013 Orozco-Estrada was the principal conductor of the Basque National Orchestra. Andrés Orozco-Estrada worked with orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig and the London Symphony Orchestra. At the beginning of the season 2014/15 he became the principal conductor of the hr-Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt and he became the Music Director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, he started working as first guest conductor for the London Philharmonic Orchestra from September 2015. He talks about leadership in music and about his personal leadership style in the interaction with the musicians. Orozco-Estrada talks about talents, training as a conductor and about working with several orchestras at the same time. He also talks about the role of values for his work.