Spanish conductor Antonio Méndez is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation.
Season 2015-2016 sees Antonio conduct on tour with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland to The Netherlands and with the Spanish National Orchestra to Japan. He will also make two recordings: with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, alongside debuts & concerts with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Auckland Philharmonia and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.
He will also return to conduct the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tonkünstler Orchester.
Despite his youth, Antonio has already had great success conducting orchestras such as Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rudfunks, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra (at Grafenegg Festival), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
He attracted international attention as a prize winner at the prestigious 2012 Nikolai Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen and more recently as a finalist at the 2013 Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.