Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, where he leads over 50 performances annually on the Symphony's Pops Series, Family Series, Young People's Concerts, and Community Concerts. In his time with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with esteemed artists such as Kenny Loggins, Megan Hilty, The Marcus Roberts Trio, Jennifer Nettles, and CeCe Winans among others. Lopez-Yañez previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Omaha Symphony.
During the 2018/19 season, Lopez-Yañez debuts with the Detroit Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Symphony NH as well as return appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic and Omaha Symphony. His international appearances have included guest conducting with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas (Mexico), the Orchestra Sinfónica de Aguascalientes (Mexico), the Prague Summer Nights Orchestra (Czech Republic) and at the Festival de Musica in Londrina, Brazil.
Additionally, Lopez-Yañez has served as assistant conductor to Christoph Eschenbach and Valeri Gergiev for the National Youth Orchestra's Carnegie Hall, New York state, and European tour performances. He also held the title of Assistant Conductor to the Capital City Symphony and attended the Castleton Music Festival where Lorin Maazel invited him as a Conducting Associate.
An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, Lopez-Yañez is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC. Symphonica Productions designs exciting education, classical, and pops concerts performed by orchestras across the United States.
Sharing an equal love for opera, Lopez-Yañez served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Berkshire Opera Festival where his work was met with rave reviews. He has led opera gala concerts in San Diego and Aguascalientes (Mexico), a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago, and served as Assistant Conductor for Opera Omaha's production of La bohéme.
Lopez-Yañez's principal teachers were Jim Ross and Thomas Wilkins, with additional studies and masterclasses with Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Ken Kiesler. He holds a Masters in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Masters in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.