Spanish-born Jesús López Cobos recently completed a seven-year tenure as Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid in 2010.  He maintains the title of Conductor Emeritus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, having served as the orchestra’s Music Director from 1986-2001. Under his leadership for 15 seasons, the orchestra earned international acclaim for its tour performances and its extensive catalogue of recordings for Telarc. Mr. Jesús López Cobos has previously served as General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (1981-1990) and Music Director of the famed Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland (1991-2000).