Biography



“Sonically spell-binding” 

                                    -Billboard



“...orchestra for the 21st century” 

                                -The New York Times



...Fiery, captivating and refreshingly original”

-Saratoga Living




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Described in the press as “thrilling,” "inspirational,” and “world-class,” Portuguese-American conductor, producer and podcast host Jacomo Bairos challenges the preconceptions of orchestral repertoire by fusing musical genres and integrating the orchestra into the worldwide community through innovative and dynamic ways.


Defined by eclectic programming, genre-bending collaborations, artistic excellence, community and institution building, as well as education initiatives infused with mindful and wellness practices, Bairos as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Nu Deco Ensemble has reframed the role an artistic leader can hold for its organization and community it serves.


Annually in demand with some of the world's great orchestral institutions, Bairos collaborates with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, the San Francisco, Atlanta and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, to name a few. Bairos works closely with today’s most prolific and inspiring Grammy and award-winning soloists in classical music, such as J'Nai Bridges and Conrad Tao, as well as contemporary music artists such as Wyclef Jean, Jacob Collier, PJ Morton, Jon Batiste and Angélique Kidjo amongst others.


A graduate of The Juilliard School and Peabody Institute, Bairos has performed, recorded, and toured the world with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops.


A Chopra certified meditation teacher, Bairos teaches mindfulness practices, yoga, and guides meditations for the youth members of Nu Deco NXT. He makes his home on Miami Beach, with his Carolina dog, Sophie.