Festival Artistic Director & Conductor
Since 2007, Figueroa has delighted audiences as Festival Music Director and Conductor. In 2022, Figueroa took over as Festival Artistic Director.
He was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonic at the prestigious Lynn Conservatory in Florida.
Previously, he served as Music Director and Conductor of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for ten seasons, and is also the former Music Director of the Puerto Rico Symphony. He has appeared as guest conductor with the symphony orchestras of Detroit, New Jersey, Memphis, Phoenix, Iceland, and Mexico, working with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Placido Domingo, and Pepe Romero.
Figueroa is a renowned violinist and violist. He was a founding member of the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and for ten years was the concertmaster of the New York City Ballet.
Figueroa has given the world premieres of four violin concertos written for him. His recording of Ernesto Cordero’s violin concertos received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2012. Hailing from Puerto Rico’s most distinguished musical family, he studied at the Conservatory of Music in San Juan and at The Juilliard School.
"Without music, life is a mistake."