Carlos Andrés Botero is Musical Ambassador for the Houston Symphony. He first came to the Symphony in the 2014-15 season to serve as co-host of the “Musically Speaking with Andrés” series in its inaugural year. In this role, Carlos worked closely with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada in the preparation of repertoire and commentary delivered from the stage in this informative and engaging concert experience. In his role as Musical Ambassador, he leads the Symphony’s “Prelude” pre-concert talks before each classical performance. He teaches continuing education programs and visits schools in the greater Houston area through our Education and Community Programming activities.
An active instrumentalist and chamber musician, Carlos also strives to change young musicians’ lives through music. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, he has made significant contributions to the development and coaching of the next generation of orchestral musicians in his home country. He serves as orchestra consultant, music education lecturer, guest conductor and string clinician for the Batuta Foundation, Guillermo Uribe Holguín Symphony Orchestra, the IMDE Youth Orchestra and the Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia. As assistant conductor of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic, he led the group on its first international tour in Colombia and Brazil, sharing the podium with Orozco-Estrada.
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