Enrique Perez Mesa

Internationally-Renowned Maestro Enrique Perez Mesa is currently an artistic director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, as well as the Chamber Orchestra of Our Time.

He has led performances in prestigious concert halls throughout Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia, South Korea and the United States, among numerous others.

He has collaborated with well-known soloists including, such as Alexandra Ferri, Francesco Manara, José Manuel Carreño, Frank Fernández, Roger Woodward, Konstantin Cherbakov, Alexander Braginski, Joaquín Clerch, The Romeros Quartet, Jorge Luis Prats and Víctor

Rodríguez.

His recordings include a Grammy Award Nomination for Salmo de Las Americas, in the category of Classical music; Concertos for Piano by Spanish composers, Five Concertos for piano and orchestra by Heitor Villa-Lobos, which was acknowledged with a great prize of the Cubadisco 2007. His DVD recording with the Cuban pianist, Frank Fernández, was nominated for the Cubadisco 2008. Maestro Mesa has also recorded music for Cuban and Spanish films.

Maestro Mesa’s conducting master classes have included trips to Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Spain. He has received the Pilgrim of the Millennium, granted by the mayor of Jerusalem as well as the Shield of the City of Sabaudia, Italy, and a Seal of Laureate of Distinction from the National Culture of Cuba.

A native of Matanzas, Cuba, Maestro Mesa majored in violin at the National School of Arts, where his teachers were Inna Kuznezova, and Billy Mokatzian. Later, he studied conducting with Guido López-Gavilán at the Instituto Superior de Arte.

 

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