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López Cobos’ illustrious career has taken him to centres of music around the world. He has regularly conducted such ensembles as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic orchestras. After his first concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1978, he toured extensively with that orchestra and held the post of Principal Guest Conductor from 1981 till 1986. With his career equally balanced between operatic and orchestral engagements, he has conducted at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera New York.
The conductor’s distinguished recording career includes releases of both operatic and orchestral repertoire for Philips, London/Decca, Angel/EMI and RCA Victor. For Telarc he has made numerous recordings with the Cincinnati Symphony, beginning with a 1987 release of de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat that was named a Record of the Year by Stereo Review.
Among the many awards bestowed upon him, López Cobos has received the Cross of Merit, First Class, of the Federal Republic of Germany for his outstanding contributions to German culture, and the government of France has inducted him as an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.