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His direction of the Tchaikovsky was full of intensity and passion from the opening measures
James McQuillen
 
Andrés Lopera is leaping. His orchestra is swaying. Drums are pounding."
David Stabler- Oregonian
 

Andres Lopera is one of the new leading Latin American orchestral artist in the United States with nearly a decade of work in both North and South America.

Lopera is currently serving as Assistant Conductor of the  Colorado Symphony. He also has conducted in the United States orchestras such as Oregon Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Academy and festival orchestras such as National Repertory Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

Outside the states he has conducted orchestras such as EAFIT Symphony Orchestra in his home country Colombia. He has also worked doing concerts and collaborations with professional and youth orchestras throughout Central and South America, including orchestral groups in, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Honduras. 

In 2012, Andres was appointed music director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, OR, where he oversaw more than 460 students. In recognition of his contributions to Portland, Andres received the Portland Monthly Award, Rising Star Award, and the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Bravo Award.

Lopera has worked with and learned from some of the most outstanding professional artist including Hugh Wolff, Andrew Litton, David Loebel, Carlos Kalmar, Ludovic Morlot and Marin Alsop. 

He graduated from a master’s of music degree in orchestral conducting from New England Conservatory, and a master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Texas at Austin.