Chilean-Belgian conductor and arranger David Navarro-Turres has been acclaimed for his dynamic performances, his commitment to innovative programming and his passion for artistic openness to diverse audiences in Europe.
Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (www.bpho.be)
The Belgian-Chilean conductor David Navarro-Turres is Artistic director of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (www.bpho.be) and conductor of the Serenata Vocale chamber choir. As a guest conductor, he has appeared with the Belgian National Orchestra, the EST-OUEST ensemble, the Confluences ensemble, El Sistema Belgium orchestra, the Chile Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de La Serena, The Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, The Hong Kong Symphony, the Orchestre symphonique du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the HKU Utrecht Conservatory Orchestra and the Caméra Lirica. Born in Antofagasta, Mr Navarro-Turres began conducting at the age of fifteen with the Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Liceo Experimental Artístico. He is a graduate of the National Conservatory of the University of Chile and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He has won scholarships for conducting masterclasses: in Zurich with David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchestra, in London with Benjamin Zander and the London Masterclass Orchestra, and again with Guerassim Voronkov and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, he conducted Goran Bregovic’s “Three letters from Sarajevo” at the opening concert of the BALKAN TRAFIK Festival, with the composer on stage. In 2018, he conducted the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in the Brel Symphonique show, at Forest-National in Brussels, then in Ghent and Antwerp. In 2022, with the Ensemble Confluences, he opened the Festival des Musiques Sacrées at the Festival international de musique contemporaine de Mons (Belgium). He ended 2022 with a tour of the operetta “Bluebeard” in various Belgian towns. In 2023 he will continue his 11th year as conductor and artistic director of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.