Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Assistant Conductor and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Nashville Symphony. He leads over 50 performances annually on the Symphony’s Pops Series, Family Series, Young People’s Concerts and Community Concerts. Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists, including Toby Keith, Jennifer Nettles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, the Marcus Roberts Trio, Hanson, Kenny Loggins and more.
During the 2018/19 season, Lopez-Yañez will make appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Utah 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.
As Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. An enthusiastic proponent of innovating the concert experience, he has created exciting education, classical and pops concerts that have been 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, as well as a production of Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera in Chicago.
An active producer, composer and arranger, Lopez-Yañez has contributed to numerous albums, including the UNESCO benefit Action Moves People United and the children’s music album The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards and more.
Lopez-Yañez previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Omaha Symphony. He holds a Master’s in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Master’s in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.