Louis Lohraseb has been lauded by Opera News as a "polished, expressive and inviting" conductor.
He joined LA Opera's young artist program in 2018 after previously serving as assistant conductor for LA Opera's 2017 production of Nabucco. In May 2018, he assisted Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma’s production of Billy Budd, conducted by James Conlon.
His LAO performances during the 2019/20 season include conducting Bernard Hermann's original soundtrack score for Psycho with the LA Opera Orchestra and serving as associate conductor for Roberto Devereux.
His recent performances of both opera and symphonic work have garnered praise from Opera News, The Wall Street Journal and The Berkshire Review. He is a student of the late Lorin Maazel and of James Conlon, whom he previously assisted at the 2014 Ravinia Festival in the productions of Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro. He was selected as the 2016 Conducting Fellow at the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he conducted and assisted in both operatic and symphonic literature. For the summer of 2018, he was an assistant conductor at the Glimmerglass Festival for The Barber of Seville and West Side Story. Currently a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music, he has studied under distinguished conductors Arthur Fagen, David Effron, and Kevin Murphy, and served as assistant conductor and opera coach for the IU Opera Theater.
As the 2013 Conducting Fellow at the Yale School of Music, he studied with Shinik Hahm, and served as assistant conductor to the Yale Philharmonia under such musicians as Peter Oudjian, John Adams and Krzysztof Penderecki. During his time at Yale, he founded the Amadeus Orchestra, served as music director of the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra, and was a conducting fellow at the Castleton Festival in Virginia in 2014. He received his master's in conducting from Yale University in 2015 and graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Geneseo in 2013, where he was an Edgar Fellows honors student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.