O-1 Visa and Permanent Residence based on “Extraordinary Abilities”
Andrés Franco is currently the Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Caminos del Inka Ensemble and Music Director of the Philharmonia of Kansas City.
Mr. Franco has been increasingly active in the U.S. and South America, appearing with several orchestras including the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Medellin Philharmonic and EAFIT Symphony.
Mr. Franco’s diverse performance experience includes conducting the premiere of “Escenas Convergentes”, a work written by Luis Franco involving symphony orchestra, soloists and folk musicians as well as dancers and multimedia; and “Invierno Porteño”, a co-production of the Philharmonia of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet School, where he appeared as piano soloist and conductor performing music by Astor Piazzolla. Most recently, Andrés joined the artist roster of Caminos del Inka, a project created by Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya to rediscover, preserve and disseminate the music legacy of South America and has been presented by the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Fort Worth, among others.
He has also conducted several choral-orchestral masterworks with the Oregon Bach Festival Choir, Kansas City Symphony Chorus and Texas Boys Choir. His interest in education has led him to work with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth.
Andrés Franco studied conducting with Maestros Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Helmut Rilling, Nicholas Uljanov and German Gutierrez.