Askonas Holt Fellow & Conductor
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About Luis

Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2024/25 season Designate Winner (Finalist): Rotterdam International Conducting Competition 2024-25

Luis Castillo-Briceño has been appointed a Dudamel Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2024/25 season working alongside Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and visiting artists and conductors. He will also work with students in key education programmes and conduct in their Symphony for Youth and Symphonies for Schools series.

In 2023/24 he was Conducting Fellow with the London Philharmonic Orchestra mentored by Principal Conductor Edward Gardner. He made his UK debut conducting the LPO at the Brighton Dome in November 2023 and performed several other concerts with the orchestra during the season.

In 2024/25 Luis will make his conducting debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen and Philharmonie Luxembourg. He continues his relationship with the LPO assisting and conducting on their tour of the United States in October 2024.

In June Luis was named a Designate Winner at the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam and will participate in a year-long mentoring programme culminating in the competition Finals in June 2025. A semi-finalist of the German Conducting Award 2023 – which saw him conduct the WDR Sinfonieorchester and the Gürzenich-OrchesterKöln – Luis has been an Equilibrium Young Artist since 2020, receiving mentoring from Barbara Hannigan.

Born in Costa Rica, Luis speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and German. A highly accomplished violinist, flutist and pianist/organist, Luis is currently pursuing a Specialized Masters in orchestral conducting at the ZHdK (Zurich) with Prof. Christoph-Mathias Mueller and Prof. Johannes Schlaefli.

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Season Highlights

Oct 2024
Philharmonie Luxembourg
4 October 2024 | Schools Concert 5 October 2024 | Families Concert
Oct 2024
London Philharmonic Orchestra
21 October 2024 | Grace Farms Ninth Anniversary Benefit Concert Jessie Montgomery Strum Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Mozart Symphony No. 40
Nov 2024
Los Angeles Philharmonic
2, 9 November 2024 | Symphonies for Youth