FRANCISCO MIRANDA - conductor
A native New Yorker, Francisco Miranda has for the past 12 years been a conductor, collaborative pianist and arranger. He’s been a guest artist with Litha Symphony since 2014 conducting Purcell’s King Arthur’s Overture and performed as conductor/soloist Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 467 (“Elvira Madigan”). Mr. Miranda has also conducted numerous full lengthed operas for Vocal Productions NYC, including Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmannand Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
As arranger, he was commissioned to arrange and play a successful performance for four pianos, with his four-piano group “Fourtissimo”, of Astor Piazzolla, Phillip Glass, and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”, which was performed in May 2019. Mr. Miranda was recently commissioned to write four piano arrangements that included Johann’s Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, and Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite to be performed in the spring of 2020.
His studies began at the age of four with his father, Mario Miranda, and then, through a piano scholarship, at the prestigious Greenwich House Music Scholl under the tutelage of German Diez, who both studied under famed Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau.