Miguel Harth-Bedoya is one of America's most exciting young conductors. Winner of the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award , Harth-Bedoya serves as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. In North America, his active guest-conducting schedule includes appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Abroad, he has appeared with the Birmingham Symphony, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, NDR Orchestra/Hamburg, Lyon Symphony Orchestra, Madrid National Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, among others. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Tanglewood, BBC Proms, Hollywood Bowl (for which he received an Emmy), Interlochen, Oregon Bach, Avanti (Helsinki) and Adelaide.
Equally at home in opera, Harth-Bedoya recently conducted the world premiere of Stephen Paulus's new opera, Héloise & Abelard , at The Juilliard School. He has also directed numerous productions with the New Opera Company of Peru, including La Bohème , Le nozze di Figaro , Xerxes , Die lustige Witwe and La Sonnambula . In Italy, he led this century's first performance of Martin y Soler's Il tutore burlato . The performance was subsequently recorded for the Bongiovanni label in Bologna.
Past music directorships include the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. He also led the Juilliard Orchestra on highly successful tours of France and Japan, and has collaborated with such distinguished soloists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Gary Graffman and Joshua Bell.
Born in Lima, Peru, Miguel Harth-Bedoya holds degrees in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.