Conductor Bio

Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony where he leads the Symphony’s Pops Series and Family Series. Lopez-Yañez is quickly establishing himself as one of the Nation’s leading conductors of popular music and becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. Also an active composer/arranger, Lopez-Yañez has been commissioned to write for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Houston Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, and Florida Orchestra. 

Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists including: Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, The Beach Boys, Richard Marx, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Kellie Pickler, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson and more. Lopez-Yañez also conducts the annual Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th fireworks show which was first televised on CMT in 2019 reaching millions of viewers across the nation. 

In the upcoming season, Lopez-Yañez will collaborate with artists including Itzhak Perlman, Nas, Leslie Odom Jr., Stewart Copeland of The Police, Ben Folds, Jennifer Nettles, Boz Scaggs, Kenny G and more. Lopez-Yañez will appear with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Pacific Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and will make return appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony. Previously, Lopez-Yañez has appeared with orchestras throughout North America including the Aguascalientes Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, and Utah Symphony among others. 

As Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the education concert experience, his exciting concerts “breathe new, exuberant life into classical programming for kids and families” (Nashville Parent Magazine). Symphonica’s productions have been described as “incredibly special – and something that needs to become the new norm in educational programing” (Lima Symphony). 

As a producer, composer, and arranger, Lopez-Yañez’s work can be heard on numerous albums including the UNESCO benefit album Action Moves People United and children’s music albums including The Spaceship that Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, Family Choice Awards and Kokowanda Bay, winner of a Global Media Award as well as a Parents’ Choice Award where Lopez-Yañez was lauded for his “catchy arrangements” (Parents’ Choice Foundation). 

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Enrico Lopez-Yañez es el Director Principal de Pops en la Sinfónica de Detroit, Nashville y Pacific. También es el Director Principal de la Sinfónica de Dallas “Presenta”. Lopez-Yañez se ha establecido como uno de los lideres nacionales de directores de música popular y por su estilo único de interactuar con audiencias. Como compositor e arreglista, ha sido comisionado por las orquestas de Cincinnati, Houston, San Diego, e Omaha, y sus obras han sido tocados por orquestas incluyendo Atlanta, Baltimore, Phoenix, Seattle y muchos más.

Lopez-Yañez ha colaborado con artistas como Los Beach Boys, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Itzhak Perlman, Trisha Yearwood, Stewart Copeland, Kenny Loggins y Kenny G. Esta temporada Lopez-Yañez trabajará con las orquestas de: Los Angeles, Toronto, y St. Louis y también regresará con las orquestas de Baltimore, Houston, National, Seattle, y Utah. Ha aparecido con orquestas por todo Norte America incluyendo Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, y San Francisco Symphony.

En el 2023, Lopez-Yañez recibío el premio de “Mexicano Distinguido” por el Gobierno Mexicano. Como abogado por la musica Latina, el ha escrito arreglos para los conciertos de Latin Fire, Mariachi Los Camperos, Los Tres Tenores Mexicanos, y ha colaborado con artistas como Aida Cuevas, Arturo Sandoval y Lila Downs.

Como Director Artístico y Fundador de Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez crea y dirige programas diseñadas para cultivar nuevos audiencias. Como proponente de innovar la experiencia de conciertos, sus conciertos didácticos, clásicos y populares han sido programados a través de todo Norte América

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