Juanjo Mena
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1965-09-21
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Juanjo Mena

Juanjo Mena Biography (Wikipedia)

Juanjo Mena (also known as Juan José Mena; born 21 September 1965, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain) is a Spanish conductor. His brother Carlos is a countertenor and his sister Elena is a research chemist.

Mena began his music studies at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Conservatory. He later attended the Madrid Royal Conservatory, where his teachers included Carmelo Bernaola (composition and orchestration) and Enrique García Asensio (conducting). He also studied conducting with Sergiu Celibidache in Munich on a Guridi-Bernaola scholarship. In 1997, the Basque Government selected Mena to form the Youth Orchestra of Euskal Herria. He subsequently became associate conductor of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra.

From 1999 to 2008, Mena was artistic director and principal conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. With the Bilbao orchestra, he conducted commercial recordings for Naxos Records of music by Jesús Guridi and Andrés Isasi. His guest-conducting debut in North America was with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2004. Mena served as principal guest conductor of the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa from 2007 to 2010. He was principal guest conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2007 to 2013.

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Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'
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Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'
Samuel Barber
Two Scenes from 'Antony and Cleopatra'
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Two Scenes from 'Antony and Cleopatra'
Benjamin Britten
Les illuminations
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Les illuminations
Aaron Copland
Connotations
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Connotations
William Walton
Overture 'Portsmouth Point'
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Overture 'Portsmouth Point'
Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No 10 in E minor Op 72 No 2
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Slavonic Dance No 10 in E minor Op 72 No 2
Gabriel Pierné
Scherzo-Caprice in D major, Op 25
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Scherzo-Caprice in D major, Op 25
Alberto Ginastera
Malambo (Estancia, Op 8)
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Malambo (Estancia, Op 8)
Richard Wagner
Der Fliegende Hollander ('The Flying Dutchman') - overture
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Der Fliegende Hollander ('The Flying Dutchman') - overture
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.3 in F major (Op.90)
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Symphony No.3 in F major (Op.90)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No 7 in C Major Op 60 (Leningrad)
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Symphony No 7 in C Major Op 60 (Leningrad)
Magnus Lindberg
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
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Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Isaac Albéniz
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 78 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 78 (2nd mvt)
Isaac Albéniz
Suite espanola no. 1, orch. Fruhbeck de Burgos; Sevilla (Sevillanas)
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Suite espanola no. 1, orch. Fruhbeck de Burgos; Sevilla (Sevillanas)
Carl Maria von Weber
Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op 75 (3rd mvt)
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Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op 75 (3rd mvt)
Olivier Messiaen
Turangalila (Finale)
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Turangalila (Finale)
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
Overture in D major, Op 20
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Overture in D major, Op 20
Manuel de Falla
La Vida Breve
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La Vida Breve
Isaac Albéniz
Rapsodia Espagnola
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Rapsodia Espagnola
Isaac Albéniz
The Magic Opal Overture
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The Magic Opal Overture
Isaac Albéniz
The Magic Opal Suite
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The Magic Opal Suite

The Magic Opal Suite

Music Arranger
Joan Trayter
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Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 7 (Op.105) in C major
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.105) in C major
Alberto Ginastera
Variaciones Concertantes
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Variaciones Concertantes
Alberto Ginastera
Concierto Argentino: iii. Allegro rustico
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Concierto Argentino: iii. Allegro rustico
David Matthews
A Vision of the Sea
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A Vision of the Sea
Isaac Albéniz
Suite from 'The Magic Opal' - Overture
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Suite from 'The Magic Opal' - Overture
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Juanjo Mena
Los Esclavos Felices - overture
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Los Esclavos Felices - overture
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps: Overture
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The Wasps: Overture
Percy Grainger
Irish Tune from County Derry
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Irish Tune from County Derry
Edward Elgar
Symphony no 2 in E flat major
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Symphony no 2 in E flat major
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture, Euryanthe
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Overture, Euryanthe
Alberto Ginastera
Panambi
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Panambi

Panambi

Choir
Manchester Chamber Choir Ladies
Conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No 2
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Cello Concerto No 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Voyevoda Op 78
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The Voyevoda Op 78
Alberto Ginastera
Pampeana No 3, Op 24 (2nd mvt)
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Pampeana No 3, Op 24 (2nd mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.7 in A major (Op.92)
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Symphony No.7 in A major (Op.92)
Maurice Ravel
Alborada del gracioso [The Jester's Aubade] - from the suite 'Miroirs' (1905)
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Alborada del gracioso [The Jester's Aubade] - from the suite 'Miroirs' (1905)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony no 4 in F minor
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Symphony no 4 in F minor
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
Symphony in D
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Symphony in D
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
Los esclavos felices: Overture
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Los esclavos felices: Overture
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 34: Barber, Britten & Copland
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Royal Albert Hall
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 34: Barber, Britten & Copland

Proms 2018: Prom 34: Barber, Britten & Copland

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-16T05:13:07
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Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony

Proms 2018: Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Albéniz/Falla
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2018-06-09T05:13:07
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9
Jun
2018
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Albéniz/Falla

BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Albéniz/Falla

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Tchaikovsky/ Shostakovich/ Ginastera
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2018-04-14T05:13:07
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Apr
2018
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Tchaikovsky/ Shostakovich/ Ginastera

BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Tchaikovsky/ Shostakovich/ Ginastera

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: A celebration of the music of Arriaga
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2018-03-14T05:13:07
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14
Mar
2018
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: A celebration of the music of Arriaga

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: A celebration of the music of Arriaga

14:00
MediaCityUK, Salford

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