Juanjo Mena

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BIO

Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, United Kingdom, Juanjo Mena is one of Spain’s most distinguished international conductors.  He has been Artistic Director of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Chief Guest Conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Principal Guest Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has worked with many prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Milan, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Turin, Münchner Rundfunk Orchester, Dresden Philharmonic, Goteborg Symphoniker, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra as well as regular appearances with all the major Spanish orchestras.

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Since his American debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2004 he has conducted most of the leading orchestras in the United States, including Chicago, Boston, Houston, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

He has led the BBC Philharmonic on tours of China and South Korea, Europe and Spain, including performances in Beijing, Seoul, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Madrid, and performs with them every year at the BBC Proms in London.

His operatic work includes The Flying Dutchman, Salome, Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung and productions including Eugene Onegin in Genoa, The Marriage of Figaro in Lausanne and Billy Budd in Bilbao.

His future highlights include his debuts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, as well as return visits to the Boston and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, the Oslo and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestras and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

He has made several recordings with the BBC Philharmonic, including a disc of works by Manuel de Falla, which was a BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month, a Gabriel Pierné release which was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice, and works by Montsalvatge, Weber and Turina which have gained excellent reviews from the specialist music press. He has also recorded a collection of Basque symphonic music with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, and a critically acclaimed rendering of Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony for Hyperion with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Juanjo Mena: Unstoppable

Juanjo Mena comienza el 2018 ya con un rotundo éxito al frente de la Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra y la Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, pero su actividad continúa imparable al frente de las principales orquesta europeas y americanas. En el mes de febrero, el...

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Juanjo Mena, once again at the BBC Proms

El maestro Juanjo Mena regresa este verano a los célebres Proms londinenses, uno de los festivales más reconocidos y esperados en el ámbito de la música clásica. Los paseos musicales de este año 2017, que alcanzan con esta su edición número 123, contarán un año más...

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Juanjo Mena debuta en la Filarmónica de Berlín

Juanjo Mena dirigirá la Danish National Symphony Orchesta los días 15 y 16 de octubre con un programa que incluye el Cuarto concierto para piano y orquesta de Beethoven y la Quinta sinfonía de Mahler. A lo largo de esta temporada, el director de Vitoria debutará con...

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