Celebrating more than 30 years of professional conducting,Miguel Harth-Bedoya is in his seventh season as Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and his 20th and final season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Harth-Bedoya regularly conducts the upper level of American orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York Philharmonic Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland, Minnesota, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras. He has also nurtured close relationships with orchestras worldwide, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, National Orchestra of Spain, Atlanta Symphony, New Zealand Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. In the 2019/20 season he will appear as a guest with the New World Symphony, BBC Scottish Orchestra, National Orchestra of Lyon (France), Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and National Orchestra of Spain.
In 2015 Harth-Bedoya conducted the world premiere performances of Jennifer Higdon’s first opera Cold Mountain at Santa Fe. He has also led two productions of Golijov’s Ainadamar, with the Cincinnati Opera and at the New Zealand Festival, as well as productions with the English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Opera.
June 2020 will be the inaugural season of Harth-Bedoya’sSummer Orchestral Conducting Institute (SOCI), a three-week program with the mission of inspiring talented musicians of all levels to explore the art and craft of orchestral conducting in a rigorous and encouraging environment.
He is also the founder and Artistic Director of Caminos Del Inka, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching, performing and preserving the rich musical legacy of South America.
Harth-Bedoya’s impressive discography includes critically-acclaimed albums on Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, FWSOLive, LAWO, Naxos, and MSR Classics. Current recordings include an album on the MSR Classics label of orchestral music by Jimmy LópezBellido and an upcoming disc devoted to works by Alberto Ginastera to be released on the Norwegian label, LAWO Classics.
Born and raised in Peru, Harth-Bedoya received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, both under the guidance of Otto-Werner Mueller.
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