TENERIFE 〓 Antonio Mendes as the principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony


Spain’s Tenerife Symphony Orchestra decided to welcome the Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor. It is from 2018/2019 season and the contract is three years. Mendes was born in Majorca in 1984. Winning in 2012 at the “Nikolai · Marco Conductor Competition” held every three years in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the following year 2013, he was selected as the finalist of the “Nestle – Salzburg Festival Youth Command Award” and has expanded the place for guest performances and active in various European orchestras. In the selection of the conductor this time, 52% of the orchestra members cast a vote against Mendez among the three candidates, it was reported in Europe and the United States. There was a fuss about the orchestra denying that fact. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra is in Tenerife, the largest island in the Spanish Canary Islands floating in the Atlantic Ocean off Morocco.

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