Ludwig Carrasco begins his work as principal and artistic director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico in January 2023. Previously, he has held the same position leading the Chamber Orchestra of Fine Arts (Mexico), the Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra (Mexico ) and the Sinfonietta Prometeo (United States). Throughout his career, he has distinguished himself for his interpretations of key works in the repertoire, as well as his commitment to diversity and inclusion in musical programming.
In his career as a conductor and violinist, he has offered concerts in 31 countries in America, Asia and Europe, conducting groups such as the Orchestra del Palazzo Ricci, Ensemble Laboratorium, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Heredia Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Xalapa Symphony, UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fine Arts Theater Orchestra, among many others. He has performed at venues including the Golden Hall of the Musikverein (Austria), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Salzburger Festspielhaus (Austria), Tonhalle Zürich (Switzerland), Berliner Philharmonie (Germany), Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany) ), KKL-Luzern (Switzerland), Rudolphinum (Czech Republic), Parco della Musica (Italy), Carnegie Hall (USA), Kennedy Center for the Arts (USA), Lincoln Center (USA), National Arts Center (Canada), Shizuoka Hall (Japan), National Music Auditorium (Spain), Sala Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Venezuela), and Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), as well as at the important international festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne, Davos, Ultraschall, Gstaad, Alicante, Granada, Santander, June in Buffalo, IMPULS, Bayreuth, Spoleto, Cervantino, and Tage für Neue Musik Zürich.
He equally cultivates the symphonic and scenic repertoire (opera and ballet), as well as multidisciplinary projects, in addition to being an active promoter of contemporary music, directing the world premieres of more than 120 works and performing nearly 80 national premieres.
Ludwig Carrasco, born in Morelia (Mexico), began his musical studies in his native country at the age of 5, expanding his training in Germany, Austria, Spain, the United States, France, Italy and Switzerland. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music in violin and conducting, as well as graduate degrees in musicology and cultural management. He received his doctorate in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Victor Yampolsky.