As an emerging conductor, Yunior Lopez has led orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2009, at the age of 20, he was appointed conductor of the Academy Symphony Orchestra at The Royal Conservatory of Music. During his three-year tenure at the Academy, Mr. Lopez expanded the orchestral program through highly acclaimed performances of works by Bartok, Mahler, Shostakovich, Suk, and Tchaikovsky. Recently, he conducted Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Stanislav Pronin and violist Barry Shiffman, and made his Koerner Hall conducting debut with Stephan Moccio and guests Marc Jordan, Mark Masri, and Divine Brown.
Mr. Lopez studied viola with Steven Dann, Susan Barton, and David Holland. Other influences include conductors Uri Mayer and Mario Bernardi.