Ricardo Casero, conductor
“A great expressive hand and control at high tempos and volume were characteristics that distinguished his version of the New World Symphony.” Valencia Symphony Orchestra
Diario El Levante, Palau de la Música de Valencia, july 2012
“…Ricardo Casero is a musician who knows the work from within and can bring to the podium not only a deep knowledge, but also the intuition from an intense and extensive career.
Gonzalo Roldán, Granada hoy, Auditorio Manuel de Falla de Granada, september 2012
“Ricardo Casero is a real Verdi director and this evening proved he knows how to draw out the innate dramatic sense of Verdi.”
Diario de Navarra, Teatro Gayarre de Pamplona, diciembre de 2013
Ricardo Casero is the music director of the Orquesta Reino de Aragón, Spain, where he has been working with soloists such Maxim Vengerov, Sarah Chang, and Natalia Gutman. He is the principal conductor and music director of the Master Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2007, and has furthered his conducting career, working as a collaborative conductor at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.
Mr. Casero has been invited conductor of the Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Extremadura Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica Castilla y León, Spain; Raanana Symphonette, Israel; Orchestre de la Opera de Marseille, France; the Master Symphony Orchestra in the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine in Córdoba and the International Music Festival PlayFest in Úbeda working closely with composers like Mark Isham, Trevor Morris, Blake Neely, Christopher Young, Akira Yamaoka, Austin Wintory Borislav Slavov, and Richard Jacques, the Master Chamber Players with Maxim Vengerov in Riga, Letonia.
Upcoming performances include National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Swedish Wind Ensemble; Halle –Leipzig Staatskapelle; Orquesta Nacional de España, ONE. Bilbao Symphony Orchestra- BOS.
Following a 28 year career as an orchestral musician and soloist, he is pursuing his passion for conducting; he has worked with the best conductors, so with Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Harding, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Lawrence Foster, Riccardo Chailly and Valery Gergiev.
Lastly, Mr. Casero holds the Guiness Book of World Records 2012 award for conducting and recording a 235 piece orchestra for the soundtrack to Konami’s latest video game, Castlevania, “Lords of Shadow”.
Ricardo Casero graduated with honors from institutions in Spain, the United States (Indiana University), the United Kingdom (Guildhall School of Music), and Sweden (Umea), having studied with José Chenoll, Keith Brown, Denis Wick, and Christian Lindberg. He was also the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and a scholarship to study at Indiana University, where he completed an Artist Diploma in trombone performance.