Maestro Ramón Tebar has successfully served as Music Director of Florida Grand Opera (FGO) since 2011, following his acclaimed debut in 2010. A dynamic young conductor whose articulate command of the opera and orchestral stages has resulted in increased commitments both nationally and abroad, Tebar has renewed his contract for an additional two seasons, and will continue to lead FGO productions through the 2015-16 season as Principal Conductor.
Born in Valencia, Spain, Maestro Tebar has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, the FGO. Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Symphony since 2010, this past January 2014 Tebar was appointed Music Director of the Dominican Republic’s biannual Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, and in May 2014 was appointed Artistic Director of Florida’s Opera Naples.
Tebar's guesting credits include distinguished organizations worldwide, among them Italy's Teatro Regio di Torino, Germany's Kolner Philharmonie, Netherlands's Het Concertgebouw, Spain’s Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Oviedo, France’s Orchestra de Rouen Haute-Normandie, and Russia’s St. Petersburg Symphony. Amongst the acclaimed artists with whom he has worked are Roberto Alagna, Joshua Bell, Joseph Calleja, Gautier Capucon, Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner and Renata Scotto.
Since 2005, Ramón Tebar has been part of the musical staff of Palm Beach Opera and Cincinnati Opera, working in around 40 opera productions, while maintaining a full schedule in Europe. Maestro Tebar has been honored twice with FGO’s Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award (2010, 2013).