Widely regarded by audiences and orchestras as an inspiring, thrilling and powerful musician, the Mexican-Dutch conductor Roberto Beltrán-Zavala has earned an international reputation for his impressive, electrifying performances of late romantic and twentieth-century repertoire in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Malta, Romania, Poland, Switzerland Argentina and Mexico. Recent highlights include acclaimed performances of musical cornerstones such as full Shostakovich and Mahler symphonic cycles as well as important works of the twentieth century of composers like Stravinsky, Varèse, Boulez, Messiaen, Bartok and Ligetti.

Roberto Beltrán-Zavala holds the position of Artistic Director of Rotterdam’s re:orchestra, considered by specialized media as one of Europe’s best chamber orchestras, and is currently on his tenth season as chief conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, one of Mexico’s oldest and most prestigious orchestral ensembles. He is also principal conductor of the AKOM Ensemble, a contemporary music group based in the Netherlands and has been recently appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Palermo Classica Festival in Italy from 2020 on.