Principal guest conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway) and Chief Guest Conductor at the Teatro Carlo
Felice in Genoa, Juanjo Mena is one of the most distinguished and dynamic conductors of his generation. Born in Spain, he
has appeared with most of the principal symphony and chamber orchestras of his native country.
Since Mr. Mena’s highly successful North American debut in 2004 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, his presence
here has steadily increased. Among his most recent and upcoming debuts are the Atlanta, Colorado, Houston, Indianapolis,
Kansas City, Oregon and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras.
Worldwide, Mr. Mena has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, Bern Symphony, Bucharest Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago, Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo,
Oslo Philharmonic, RAI Symphony Orchestra, RSO/Berlin and the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra. Festival appearances include
Grant Park (Chicago), La Folle Journée (Nantes), White Nights Festival (St. Petersburg) and numerous festivals with
the Bilbao Symphony.
Juanjo Mena has recorded extensively for the Basque Radio, Basque Television (EITB), European Broadcasting Union (EBU),
Spanish National Radio (RNE), and the Spanish National Television (RTVE). He has also recorded a complete symphony collection
of Basque music with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra for Naxos International.
Mr. Mena has also served as music director of the Bilbao Symphony, artistic director of the Jesús Guridi Chamber
Orchestra and associate conductor of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra in Spain.
See more at www.juanjomena.com.