Since 2007, Figueroa has delighted audiences as Festival Music Director and Conductor. He was recently appointed the new Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia at the prestigious Lynn Conservatory in Florida. Previously, he served as Music Director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for ten seasons, and is also the former Music Director of the Puerto Rico Symphony. He has appeared as guest conductor with the symphony orchestras of Detroit, New Jersey, Memphis, Phoenix, Iceland and Mexico, working with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, YoYo Ma, Placido Domingo and Pepe Romero. Figueroa is a renowned violinist and violist. He is a founding member of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and for ten years he was the concertmaster of the New York City Ballet. Figueroa has given the world premieres of four violin concertos written for him. His recording of Ernesto Cordero’s violin concertos received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2012. Hailing from Puerto Rico’s most distinguished musical family, he studied at the Conservatory in San Juan and later at The Juilliard School.
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