Unanimously considered by orchestras, public and specialized press as one of the most interesting conductors of his generation, in recent years Roberto Beltrán-Zavala has developed a solid international reputation as an artist of the highest level: Exceptional communicator and highly qualified musician, Beltrán-Zavala builds strong and intense relationships with the orchestras he works with and is highly respected for his enthusiastic and devoted commitment to the works he conducts.
In his last seasons, the activities of maestro Beltrán-Zavala included successful debuts with orchestras in Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Romania, Poland, Malta, Argentina and Mexico, conducting cornerstones of the repertoire such as the integral cycles of the symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich and Gustav Mahler, as well as capital works of the 20th century by composers such as Stravinsky, Varese, Boulez, Messiaen, Bartok and Ligetti.
Among others, Maestro Beltrán-Zavala has worked with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Silesian Philharmonic, Holland Symphonia, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, The Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, Sinfonica di Sanremo and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Currently in his 12th season as Music Director of the emblematic Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra (OSUG), one of the best Latin American orchestras, Beltrán-Zavala is also the artistic director of the Rotterdam based re: orchestra, considered by the specialized press as one of the best chamber orchestras in Europe and has recently been appointed Chief Conductor of the prestigious International Palermo Classica Festival in Italy.
In the fall of 2016, BIS Records released his CD of Shostakovich chamber symphonies with an extraordinary reception from specialized press (The Strad, Gramophone, Klassik Heute, Amadeus, etc.). Likewise, in December 2019 OSUG released his live recording of Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony and in the winter 2021 will release his recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony on SONY Classical.
Roberto Beltrán Zavala has Mexican and Dutch nationality and lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.