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LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena, Julia Fischer

Orchestra

For her second concert as Resident of the LAC, Julia Fischer brings the BBC Philharmonic for the first time to Lugano.

Juanjo Mena conductor
Julia Fischer violin – Artist in residence 2016-2017

Carl Maria von Weber
Euryanthe Overture, Op. 81

Benjamin Britten
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Juanjo Mena
Juanjo Mena began his music studies at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Conservatory, and later attended the Madrid Royal Conservatory. 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.


At 19.00
Pre-concert iIntroduction & dialogue with Enrico Parola and Etienne Reymond, reservation requierd

At 22.30
In the Teatrostudio, Late Night Modern 6.