ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ has been named principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony, effective at the start of the symphony’s 2019-20 season. Lopez-Yañez is currently the Nashville Symphony’s assistant conductor; he was appointed to that post in 2017, and has led pops, jazz, and family concerts, special events, and education and summer community concerts. This fall, he will lead the orchestra’s tribute to country music’s Don Williams, and in December he will conduct the annual Music City Christmas concerts. Lopez-Yañez previously held positions as conducting fellow and assistant conductor for the Omaha Symphony, where he led more than 100 performances. He is a frequent guest conductor with orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Lopez-Yañez holds a master’s degree in music from the University of Maryland, and received a master’s in music and his baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Posted March 14, 2019