Apparently uses a hyphen to separate his two surnames outside of Spanish-speaking countries, probably so people will understand it's all a surname. We try to follow correct naming, so please don't add it to the artist *name*, just to the artist *credits*
Jesús López-Cobos (born 25 February 1940) is a Spanish conductor.
López-Cobos was born in Toro, Zamora, Castile-León, Spain. He studied at Complutense University of Madrid and graduated with a degree in philosophy. Later he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara and with Hans Swarowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2000 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he has been music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.
He is a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.