Pedro López López

Pedro LopezRecently arrived from The Netherlands, Pedro López is an active orchestral conductor, composer and arranger. Pedro studied piano, music theory and composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, moving to The Hague in 2001 to study orchestral conducting at the Koninklijk Conservatorium.

Highlights of his international conducting career include the Dutch premiere of Stockausen’s Hoch-Zeiten with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, working alongside the composer; and performances with orchestras such as Brabants Orkest (Ravel’s Sheherazade and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite), Orchestre de Chambre de Laussane (Così fan tutte) and Dartington Festival Orchestra (Madama Butterfly). He has assisted, among others, maestros Jac van Steen (BBC National Orchestra of Wales), Kenneth Montgomery (Radio Kamer Filharmonie & St. Cecilia Orchestra) and José Esandi (Residentie Orkest).

In 2011 he became chief conductor of Goois Symfonie Orkest. In addition to his work with GSO, he has often collaborated with a number of youth ensembles, including the orchestras of both universities of Amsterdam, VU-Kamerorkest and UvA-Orkest J.Pzn Sweelinck, and Concerto Grosso Youth Orchestra, related to CODARTS and the Hellendaal Institute in Rotterdam. In 2012 and 2013 he was member of the jury at Orkestival, the annual festival of youth orchestras in The Netherlands held at Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

An avid composer and arranger Pedro has written for piano, string quartet, electronics, ensemble and orchestra, including microtonal compositions such as Chroma, premiered by Nieuw Ensemble; the soundtrack to J. Espasa’s play Códigos; or The quest, an opera-play for children composed for Da Capo Academy, London. He is the founder and editor of LM Music Editions, a digital music publisher which works alongside FASO (Federation of Amateur orchestras in The Netherlands).

Pedro López follows a Doctorate in Performance at the RIAM. His fields of interest and research include late eighteenth century Italian opera and early twentieth century Spanish orchestral music.