I am passionate about building community and creating joy through my work as an orchestral conductor, violinist/violist, educator, radio producer and public speaker. Here's some stuff kind folks have said about me:


Lauded as a “visionary conductor” (Oregon ArtsWatch), Raúl inspires audiences and artists of all ages and backgrounds to use music as a vehicle for connecting with others.  As Music Director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland, Oregon, Raúl “creates concert programs that any forward-looking orchestra should envy." (Willamette Week), and leads a team of 12 conductors serving over 500 students in 14 ensembles. 

Starting in 2020, I joined All Classical Portland as a Contributing Host and Producer for "On Deck with Young Musicians," a program that features interviews with young musicians in the Portland area. Also, I'm proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Third Angle New Music.


Scroll down to find "On Deck" episodes and other fun stuff I get to do, or click  the button below to access my "official" bio, etc. 

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A podcast dedicated to exploring the meaning of concert music in today’s world through conversations with its leading artists. 


Fun conversations with extraordinary guests in the times of social distancing

Performances and Videos