Joana Carneiro
(c) Dave Weiland

Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro, 43, has been announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia. She will begin her tenure at the start of the 2020/21 season.

Carneiro is Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa and Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon.  From 2009 to 2018 she was Music Director of Berkeley Symphony, succeeding Kent Nagano as only the third music director in the 40-year history of the orchestra.  From 2006 to 2018 she held the title of Guest Conductor with the Gulbenian Orchestra.

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