Hailed as “one of the most sought-after Mexican conductors in today’s music scene” by New York Weekly, Felipe Tristan has worked with orchestras around the world and currently serves as conductor of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Grattacielo, and at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege. Also, he is the Creative Partnerships Manager of the GRAMMY®️ award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, where he has collaborated on projects with Carnegie Hall Citywide, NY Philharmonic Bandwagon, and Lincoln Center, bringing together Afro-Latin culture and classical arts, in New York City.
Tristan is the first-prize winner of the Conducting Competition Klangkraft Orchester Dirigierwettbewerbs, in Duisburg, Germany, and of the International Conductors Workshop & Competition, in Atlanta, USA. As the founder and general director of the Monterrey Summer Opera Academy, he aims to showcase operatic talent from around the world, working alongside world-class faculty, including Dolora Zajick, American mezzo-soprano that has been described as "one of the greatest voices in the history of opera." Some of the operatic titles in his repertoire include Falstaff and Il Trovatore (Verdi), La bohème (Puccini), Carmen (Bizet), L’amico Fritz (Mascagni), L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti). In 2017, Tristan toured China and presented a TEDx Talk in Beijing and Zhengzhou. Later that same year, he was honored to conduct at the Palacio de Bellas Artes - Mexico’s foremost stage - at the 40 Anniversary Gala of the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey.
Felipe Tristan has premiered over twenty works by contemporary composers, including Fractured Nation by the multiple-time GRAMMY®️ award-winner Arturo O’Farrill, pianist and composer. Recording credits include an album with flutist Krzysztof Kaczka and members of the Met Orchestra with works by Schubert (Hänssler Classics, 2023), and a production member of the GRAMMY®️ award-winning album Fandango at the Wall in New York (Tiger Turn, 2023), under the category of Best Latin Jazz Album.