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Enrique Arturo Diemecke (b. Mexico) is a Mexican conductor, violinist and composer of German descent. He comes from a family of musicians of Leipzig. He began to play the violin at six and studied in the Catholic University in Washington D.C and in Pierre Monteaux School under Charles Bruck. Then he studied violin with Henryk Szeryng. At the age of nine he began to play the French horn, piano and percussions. He lived in Monterrey in his early years.
In 1983, he won a competition prize for conductors.
He was music director of the Long Beach Symphony in California and is conductor of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, The Bogota Philharmonic and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic in Teatro Colon. He is regular visitor of many orchestras in the US and Europe. He has a close relationship with the BBC Symphony since his debut in 1995. He has many recordings with the National Symphony of Mexico for SONY of music by Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Chavez and Heitor Villa-Lobos. He also has recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Simon Bolivar Symphony in Venezuela for DORIAN records. Recently he made his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and in the Washington Opera in 2005.
In 2001, he appeared for the first time with the Malaysia Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon and in 2002 he made his Prom debut with the BBCSO. In that year he won a Grammy Latin award in Mexico for the recording of Carlos Chavez piano and violin concertos.
Since 1988, Enrique Diemecke has been the conductor of the Flint (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra which performs at Flint's Whiting Auditorium. He is a frequent guest on Flint television and radio programs and local residents enjoy his passion for his music, his engaging personality, and delightful sense of humor.
- http://www.diemecke.net - Official website
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