Carlos Ágreda

1991, Colombia

Current Occupation

Music Director and Conductor


Curtis Institute of Music Conducting Fellowship
Yannick Nezet-Seguin 2016 – 2018

Royal Northern College of Music Master of Music
Clark Rundell, Mark Heron 2014 – 2016

Juan N. Corpas University Bachelor of Music
Jorge Alejandro Salazar 2007 – 2012

Professional Experience

Empire State Youth Orchestra
Music Director + Chief Conductor since 2018

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Associate Conductor, Conducting Fellow 2016 – 2018

Manchester Camerata
Guest Conductor 2016

Colombia National Symphony Orchestra
Guest Conductor 2019

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Conducting Fellowship
Internship 2017

Opera Philadelphia
Guest Conductor 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony
Assistant / Cover Conductor 2017 – 2018

Filarmonía Xalapa
Principal Guest Conductor since 2019

St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Assistant / Cover Conductor since 2017

Curtis Opera Theatre
Guest Conductor for Weill’s “Mahagonny Ein Singspiel” and Menotti’s “The Medium” 2018

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Assistant Conductor, Offstage Conductor 2016

Bogota Philharmonic (Orquesta Filarmonica Juvenil de Bogota)
Guest Conductor 2020

BBC Philharmonic
Assistant Conductor Since 2014

The Little Orchestra Society, New York
Guest Conductor 2019

Liverpool Mozart Orchestra
Guest Conductor 2014 – 2015

Orchestral Corporation of Colombia
Music Director 2013 – 2014

Corpas Symphony Orchestra
Assistant Conductor 2010 – 2012

New Music Ensemble of National Conservatory
Guest Conductor 2014

Ibagué Philharmonic
Guest Conductor 2014

Competitions & Awards

1st International Conducting Competition Rotterdam
Designated winner 2022

8th International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition, Frankfurt
First Round 2017

Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition
3rd Round 2013

Stockport Youth Orchestra Composition Competition
1st Prize 2016

OFUNAM International Conducting Competition
(12 last candidates) 2018

Gustavo Gómez Ardila Composition Competition
1st Prize 2012

Colombia Symphony Competition for Young Colombian Conductors
Special Prize 2014

Corpas University Graduation Awards
Summa Cum Laude Honours for Bachelor of Music Studies 2012

Allan and Nesta Fergson Award for Young Musicians

Greenhough Award for Music Studies


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