Antonio Méndez has become one of the most renowned and consolidated directors of his generation, acting with the most important orchestras in Europe.
In the last years, he has achieved a great success directing orhcestras such as the Tonhalle in Zurich, the symphonic orchestras of the radios of Baviera and Frankfurt, the Mahler Chamber, the Roterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the the National Symphonic Orchestra in Denmark.
During the season 2017-2018, he is touring with the Weimar Staatskapelle in Spain and, for the second time, the National Orchestra of Spain in Korea. He is making his debut with the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra, the Mannheim Academia and the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León. He is acting again with the Seoul Philharmonic, with the Tenerife Symphonic Orchestra and with the Bremen Philharmonic, among others.
Regarding the past seasons, it is important to highlight his débuts with the Symphonic Orchestra in Viena, the Staatskapelle in Dresden, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Symphonic in Austria, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Köln Gürzenich Orchestra, the Iceland Symphonic Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Potsdam Kammerakademie, the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia and the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan.
His recent recording along with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Stuttgart Radio by the SWR Music label has won an Echo Klassik Award. He has also recorded with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Linn Records.
Méndez became internationally known in 2012 after winning the prestigious Malko Competition award in Copenhagen, and after being a finalist in the Nestlé contest for young directors and in the Salzburg Festival called “Young Conductors Awards” in 2013.
Born in Palma in 1984, Antonio began his musical piano and violin studies in the Professional Music School in Mallorca. Later, he studied composition and direction in the Royal Music School in Madrid. Since 2007 he has lived in Germany, where he completed his education in the Universität der Künste Berlin with professor Lutz Köhler, as a member of the Dirigentenforum and in the Superior Music School Franz Liszt Weimar with professor Nicolás Pasquet.