Enrico Lopez-Yañez

Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony where he leads the Symphony’s Pops Series and Family Series. Lopez-Yañez is quickly establishing himself as one of the Nation’s leading conductors of popular music and becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. An active arranger, Lopez-Yañez has been commissioned to write for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony & Omaha Symphony among others.

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Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists including: Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jennifer Nettles, Kellie Pickler, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson and more. Lopez-Yañez also conducts the annual Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th fireworks show which was first televised on CMT in 2019 reaching millions of viewers across the nation.

In the upcoming seasons, Lopez-Yañez will collaborate with artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Maxwell, Leslie Odom Jr., Stewart Copeland of The Police, Ben Folds and more. Lopez-Yañez will appear with the National Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony and will make return appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Utah Symphony. Previously, Lopez-Yañez has appeared with orchestras throughout the North America including the Aguascalientes Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Omaha Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra among others.

An active arranger, Lopez-Yañez has been commissioned to write for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Houston Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and Omaha Symphony.

As Artistic Director of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. Symphonica’s productions have been described as “incredibly special – and something that needs to become the new norm in educational programming." (Lima Symphony)