Rodolfo Barráez, newly named assistant conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has appointed Rodolfo Barráez as assistant conductor for the 2023-24 season. Barráez will serve as cover conductor for Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and guest conductors during the coming season and on tour, and will make his Hollywood Bowl debut in 2024. Barráez is a former Dudamel Fellow; Gustavo Dudamel, together with the LA Phil, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to help young conductors from around the world to develop their craft. The 2023-24 Dudamel Fellows are: Anna Handler, Ross Jamie Collins, Carlos Ágreda, and Michelle Di Russo. Learn more about the Dudamel Fellows here.

In addition to joining the LA Phil as assistant conductor in 2023-24, Berlin-based Venezuelan conductor Rodolfo Barráez will begin his second season as associate conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and start as conductor-in-residence at the Paris Opera. In 2022-23, Barráez led the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Münchener Kammerorchester on its tour of South America, and the Appassionato Orchestra at the Verbier Festival. He made his European debut at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2019 with the Hauptstadt Sinfonie-Orchester; other appearances include the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Hallé Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony, Bogotá Philharmonic, Yucatán Philharmonic, Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra, and Minería Symphony Orchestra. Future engagements include the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Paris Opera, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony. Barráez trained as a violinist at Venezuela’s El Sistema and earned a bachelor’s degree in conducting at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes de Venezuela and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in conducting at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.