José Luis Domínguez
NJSO Youth Orchestras Artistic Director
The Anna P. Drago Chair
One of Chile’s most prominent conductors, José Luis Domínguez is NJSO Youth Orchestras artistic director. He is a regular guest conductor with Opéra Théâtre Saint-Étienne in France, and he previously held the position of music director of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile. He was resident director with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most prominent symphonic, ballet and opera orchestras in Latin America.
Upcoming engagements include appearances with Buenos Aires Philharmonic at Teatro Colon, Symphony Orchestra of Chile and La Serena University Symphony Orchestra. Recent appearances have included the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, Lima University Symphony Orchestra in Perú, Staatsoperorchester de Braunschweig in Germany, Mendoza Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principal de Asturias in Spain and Temple University Symphony and Concert Orchestras in Philadelphia.
Domínguez has collaborated with noted artists such as Renée Fleming, Andrés Diaz, Ray Chen, Sergio Tiempo, Ai Nihira, Verónica Villarroel, Luciana D’intino, Woo-Yun Kim and Daniel Binelli.
He recently released two critically acclaimed Naxos recordings: one of his own composition, the critically acclaimed ballet The Legend of Joaquín Murieta, and the other featuring the music of Enrique Soro with the Symphony Orchestra of Chile.
Upcoming commissions include a new ballet to be premiered in the 2019 season, an oboe concerto, a violin concerto and a cello concerto.