born on 2/2/1940 in Toro, Zamora, Spain
died on 2/3/2018 in Berlin, Germany
Jesus Lopez Cobos
Jesús López Cobos
Jesús López-Cobos (born 25 February 1940) is a Spanish conductor.
López-Cobos was born in Toro, Zamora, Castile-León, Spain. He studied at Complutense University of Madrid and graduated with a degree in philosophy. Later he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara and with Hans Swarowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2000 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he has been music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.
He is a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.
- Lopez Cobos International Opera Conductors Competition
- Teatro Real
- Deutsche Oper Berlin
- Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
- Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
- Spanish National Orchestra
- Jesús López Cobos at All Music Guide
- Jésus López Cobos at the Prince of Asturias Foundation website
- Short biography
- Interview with Jesús López Cobos by Bruce Duffie, August, 1997
|Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Directors|
|Frank Van der Stucken (1895) Leopold Stokowski (1909) Ernst Kunwald (1912) Eugène Ysaÿe (1918) Fritz Reiner (1922) Eugene Goossens (1931) Thor Johnson (1947) Max Rudolf (1958) Thomas Schippers (1970) Walter Susskind (1978) Michael Gielen (1980) Jesús López-Cobos (1986) Paavo Järvi (2001)|
|Spanish National Orchestra principal conductors|
Bartolomé Pérez Casas (1942-1947) · Ataúlfo Argenta (1947-1958) · Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1962-1978) · Antoni Ros-Marbà (1978-1981) · Jesús López-Cobos (1984-1989) · Aldo Ceccato (1991-1994) · Josep Pons (2003)
|Madrid Symphony Orchestra principal conductors|
Alonso Cordelás (1903-1904) · Enrique Fernández Arbós (1905-1939) · Enrique Jordá (1939-1945) · Conrado del Campo (1946-1950) · José María Franco (1951-1958) · Vicente Spiteri (1958-1977) · Luis Antonio García Navarro (1999-2001) · Jesús López-Cobos (2002)