Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Andrés Orozco-Estrada


Photographer: Werner Kmetitsch 


Who Is Andrés Orozco-Estrada?

Colombian-Austrian conductor and violinist Andrés Orozco-Estrada is a player of the violin and is also a director of musical performances.

The artist has been or currently is a musical conductor at the Vienna Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and even was a principal conductor at The Colombian Youth Philharmonic, which is a group based on creativity and art (especially music) for youth aged 16 to 24. 

Through all of the places he utilized his composing skills, he today possesses roles in the Vienna Symphony and the Houston Symphony, which shows how well he can show off his artistically charismatic skills internationally.

He was able to charm his audiences by intrepidly composing symphonies from Richard Strauss and Antonín Dvořák with the American-based Houston Symphony and the German Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

He was also able to take important roles in composing symphonies that are based in places like Spain, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, France, and Colombia.

Photographer: Werner Kmetitsch 


Personal Life

The artist was born on December 14th, 1977 in Medellín, Colombia. Orozco-Estrada trained to play the violin at the Instituto Musical Diego Echavarría before enrolling in conducting lessons at the age of 15.

He traveled to Bogotá to study at the Pontifical Xavierian University before his sixteenth birthday. In 1997, he moved to Vienna, Austria, where he has lived ever since. That same year, he began advanced conducting studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, where he studied under Uroš Lajovic. Today, he has his wife, Julia Orozco-Estrada. They live in Vienna, Austria with their daughter, Laura. Julia Orozco-Estrada is a veterinarian.


The Artist’s Noteworthy Works

Andrés Orozco-Estrada is an artist that can command creativity with his art of creating the synchronization among the players with his direction.

The way he communicates the direction of the music is not only charismatic but also powerful in a way, as his body language and style of conducting summons the music from thin air.

This skill can be demonstrated by his conduction of Richard Wagner’s piece (Richard Wagner was also a conductor in the 1800s) “Lohengrin, WWV75”. The way the conductor demands his expectations of the music to his players while emotionally attaching himself to the piece is what is expected of a talented conductor and artist.

Photographer: Werner Kmetitsch

His 2016 conduction of Dvořák’s ninth symphony was also an energetic show of Orozco-Estrada’s skill.

This conduction shows his highly blissful nature with art, but also powerful commanding of it. This symphony itself when it was created by Dvořák was influenced by spiritual melody (referenced from African American and Native American culture), and Orozco-Estrada placed his life, his soul onto that piece. 

The confidence he wielded while composing at the time fueled his spirit and showed his skill to the German-based Frankfurt Radio Symphony. His talent here is important, influencing and enriching the lives and careers of many who love art. Orozco-Estrada’s ability can tap all of the creative and artistic potentials that may lay dormant in a person through the art of being a conductor.

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