Orquesta Nacional de España

Assistant Conductor

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Dudamel Fellow 2022/23

International Conducting Competition Rotterdam

Opera Award & Audience Award

Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award, Salzburg Festival


“Music is all about emotions”, says Luis Toro Araya. The Chilean conductor rapidly attracts international attention for his career. He recently impressed at the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, leading -among other orchestras- the Rotterdam Philharmonic in acclaimed performances of Bizet’s Carmen and Mahler’s 4th Symphony. He transmits a deep understanding of music to the audience by engaging with musicians in a personal, energising way. By maintaining a focus on high standards in group performance, he brings a wide palette of subtle yet powerful colours to the concert platform.