Pablo Mielgo, a conductor from Madrid, is a true world citizen with an entrepreneurial spirit and the mission to make music accessible to everyone. Appointed in 2020 as the new Artistic Director & Conductor of Symphony of the Americas, Pablo is also the Chief of the Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears (OSIB), based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Following his studies at the Royal Conservatory in his hometown of Madrid, the Reina Sofia School, and then the London Guildhall School of Music, Pablo has led orchestras around the world. Moreover, he has created a network of numerous musical friendships between Berlin and Qatar, Lucerne and Los Angeles, and with renowned musicians who are now enriching the OSIB and Symphony of the Americas concert programs.
The 2021-2022 Concert season with Symphony of the Americas featured guest artists Juan Pablo Jofre from Argentina, Spanish-born violinist Francisco Fullana, and American soprano Rebecca Nelsen, living in Vienna. The Symphony welcomed renowned American soprano Karen Slack in February, 2022.
Pablo is a sought-after conductor who continues to conduct globally. Some recent performances include the Slowakische Philharmonie in Vienna, Austria, with Soprano Nadine Sierra, Orchestra Sinfonica in Palermo, Italy, with Andrea Roberto on guitar, and at the Volkstheater in Rostock, Germany, with Rafael Aguirre on guitar.
Pablo has also recently collaborated with German cellist Alban Gehardt, American operatic soprano Ailyn Perez, Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno, Franco-Albanian pianist, Marie-Ange Sopiqoti-Nguci, and Russian violinist Sergei Krylov, to name a few.
Pablo Mielgo has assisted conductors such as James Conlon, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado. He regularly conducts on the great stages of Europe such as the Wiener Musikverein, the USA such as Carnegie Hall New York, Latin America and the Middle East. Since 2005 he has been the musical and artistic director of the SaludArte Foundation, which aims to bring about social change through music.
Pablo is especially dedicated to the promotion of young talents. Since 2011, he has served as co-artistic director of the Medellin Philharmonic Academy, striving to give young artists access to musical education.
STEVEN P. HAINES; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Steven has nearly 30 years of performing arts management experience, having started his career in South Florida with the Boca Pops, Palm Beach Pops and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.
He held key roles with major arts organizations across the country – as President & CEO of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, VP – The Philadelphia Orchestra, Executive Director of San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, President & CEO of The Young Americans, and prior to his return to Florida, as CEO of Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
Sandy Riblett; Orchestra Manager
Sandy Riblett was born and raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. She has been with Symphony of the Americas since 1988 and is the current Orchestra Manager. She served under the Maestro, James Brooks-Bruzzese until his retirement in 2020. She is a member of the Symphony orchestra on violin and began playing the instrument when she was in fourth grade.
Erin Fontes; Community Development Manager
Erin Fontes has held leadership roles in the non-profit world for over two decades. Her roles have included management within the cultural arts, child and animal welfare organizations. Erin’s core values include volunteerism and giving back to ones’ community. She currently holds the role of Community Development Manager.
Lee Washington has been with Symphony of the Americas for over 30 years. She is an acting member of the Symphony Society, serving on several committees to ensure member recruitment, activation and the success of special fund raising events.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Roselli, President Sergio Salani, Vice-President Stephen Emery, Treasurer Betty T. Schultze, Secretary
Elaine Bachenheimer Lesleen Mileham Carmen Castillo Barbara Copanos John DiPrato Paul Finizio Melissa Rocker Chris Salamone