Peruvian-born conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has earned acclaim for his idiomatic interpretations from a diverse and wide range of repertoire in concerts across the globe. His 30-year career as a professional conductor—including 20 seasons at the helm of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra—is complemented by his deep commitment to passing his experience to the next generation of musicians, and he is director of orchestral studies at Baylor University and music director of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, as well as founder of The Conducting Institute.
Harth-Bedoya’s performances with the Minnesota Orchestra in June 2023 mark his long-awaited return to the Orchestra Hall after a debut at the 2004 Sommerfest. His recent guest conducting engagements have included concerts with the New Zealand Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Curtis Symphony, as well as appearances at the Aspen Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival and Oregon Bach Festival. As an opera conductor, he conducted the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, the recording of which received a Grammy nomination. He is the founder and artistic director of Caminos del Inka, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching, performing and preserving the rich musical legacy of South America. For more information, visit his website.