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Olivia Lyndon-Jones

Olivia Lyndon-Jones

Senior Artist Manager
Philip Keegan

Philip Keegan

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Francisco

Artistic Partner: Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias

The Spanish composer-conductor Francisco Coll is currently Artistic Partner with Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias across three seasons, which sees him conduct repertoire including Berio, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and de Falla, alongside his own music.

Francisco has recently enjoyed successful debuts with Kammerorchester Basel, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. This season also sees his debut with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. Strongly influenced by Nordic repertoire, Francisco conducted the Finnish premiere of his orchestral work Hímnica at the Fiskars Summer Festival.

A highly sought-after composer, Francisco is published by Faber Music. He was Composer-in-Residence with Orquestra de Valencia (2018-2020) where he conducted the world premiere of his work Lilith. His position as Composer-in-Residence with Camerata Bern (2018-2019) culminated in winning the BBC Music Magazine Award 2022 for the recording of his Double Concerto Les Plaisirs Illuminés, which he conducted for Alpha Classics.

He works regularly with artists including Sol Gabetta & Patricia Kopatchinskaja. His works have been performed by the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker and Bamberger Symphoniker, amongst others.

Born in Valencia in 1985, Francisco studied in Spain before moving to London where he worked privately with Thomas Adès (his only pupil to date) and with Richard Baker at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He now lives in Lucerne. In 2019, he became the first composer to receive an International Classical Music Award (ICMA).

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Oct 2023
Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, Valladolid
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Rodrigo Aranjuez Concerto Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Op. 46) Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias Pedro Mateo González (guitar)
Mar 2024
Maida Vale Studios, London
Coll Aqua Cinerea Coll Hímnica Falla El Amor Brujo BBC Symphony Orchestra
Apr 2024
Auditorio Principe Felipe, Oviedo
Coll Lilith Schubert / Berio Rendering Mussorgsky / Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias




  • Gramophone Profile

    May 2021
    • 'Francisco has his own language', Esfahani remarks to me, ‘but you can’t expect him in a new piece always to do what he does – he’s uncynical whereas many other composers become flabby and do the same thing over again. The concerto is written in such a way that anything that happens in the harpsichord has a rippling effect in the ensemble. It has a highly theatrical character, and a constant dialogue which is the definition of a great concerto.’