Juanjo Mena


Juanjo Mena

One of Spain’s most distinguished international conductors, Juanjo Mena is currently Principal Conductor of the Cincinnati May Festival and Associate Conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra.  He has been Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Chief Guest Conductor of the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Principal Guest Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. 

He has worked with all the leading orchestras in North America, including the Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington and the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as prestigious European orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras in Spain.

He has made recordings with the BBC Philharmonic and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra to critical acclaim.