Felipe Tristan is Artistic Director of the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia, and also in Mexico, he recently made his conducting debut in Mexico’s foremost concert hall; the Palacio de Bellas Artes. He is the first Mexican to be named Assistant Conductor of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (BSO), which he joined in 2015 and now is also part of the Board of Directors. Also, he is the host of the BSO Podcast, a show of interviews and music talks. Also in Brooklyn, he was recently named Director of String Orchestras at the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Arts. Since 2016, he is Assistant Director of Education of the Afro-Latin JazzAlliance organization that has won five Grammy awards.
This past summer, he made his conducting debut in Panama, and also attended the prestigious Gstaad Music Festival in Switzerland, with Jaap van Zweden, music director designate of the New York Philharmonic. Also in 2017, he had his first tour of China, in the cities of Beijing and Zhengzhou, where he conducted and presented a TED X Talk about the benefits of music.
Among his upcoming engagements are the Gala Benefit for Mexico and Puerto Rico, debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Querétaro (MX), Opera Gala with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá (2018), and a full production of “The Barber of Seville” in Morelia, summer 2018.
Felipe Tristan has degrees from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey (2006), Universidad Regiomontana (2003), University of Houston (2009), University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2011), and recently advanced studies in orchestral conducting with Dr. Mark Shapiro at the evening division of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Visit: felipetristan.com
“Mexican musician triumphs in New York” - El Diario, NY
“Very musical and technically excellent” - Samuel Adler, composer, conductor, faculty member of the Juilliard School
“An expert flutist. Elegant, impressive breath control” - The Epoch Times
FELIPE TRISTAN, GUEST CONDUCTOR
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Marenstein as NSSO's new Music Director and Conductor! Please check back for more information soon!
In 2012, Felipe Tristan debuted as conductor and flutist at Lincoln Center in New York, in a concert titled “Viva la Flauta!” Later, he made his conducting debut in Carnegie Hall as part of the “Season Finale” of Redes USA. He is founding director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, organization that promotes Latin American concert music, along with standard classical repertoire. In its 2016-2017 season, the SOA presented a festival in NY dedicated to Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, at the prestigious DiMenna Center for Classical Music.