A captivating presence on the podium, Belgo - chilean conductor David Navarro-Turres has garnered acclaim for his dynamic performances, commitment to innovative programming, and passion for community engagement.
He currently holds the position of Music Director & Conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (www.bpho.be), the Serenata Vocale and Kroma-Ensemble.
Active as a guest conductor, he has appeared with orchestras around the world including the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, the Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, the Commonwealth Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Antofagasta, El Sistema Belgium, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Also trained as a clarinetist in his earlier stages of career, Navarro-Turres worked with the Chilean Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Andrés Bello, Classic Orchestra USACH and the Providencia Symphonic Orchestra. Additionally being a young conductor himself, Navarro-Turres has among many others a strong commitment to Belgian music, giving the possibility for each concert to Belgian composers and musicians to be heard on stage.
A native of Antofagasta, in Chile, Navarro-Turres began conducting at the age of fifteen. He is a graduate of the National Conservatory of University of Chile and Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Overall, he has participated in conducting master classes in Zurich with David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchestra, in London with Benjamin Zander and the London Masterclass Orchestra, and another one with Guerassim Voronkov and the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in January 2017.
Over the last years he has worked several times with the Brussels Choral Society (BCS) and Bachwerk. In April 2016, he premiered the orchestral version of Sir Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man" with the BCS at the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels which turned out to be a huge success. In 2017 he conducted the Opening concert of the BALKAN TRAFIK Festival with Goran Bregovic and his composition of the Three Letters from Sarajevo. This year he will be on stage for a concert series of Hommage à Brel & Edith Piaf– the Symphonic Version, new belgian composers, "Die Schöpfung" at Bozar, the « Messa di Gloria » in June and the « 9th Symphony » of Beethoven in October. In 2021 will make his debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de La Serena, in Chile and the Youth Orchestra of Portugal.