Jesus Medina is one of Mexico’s outstanding conductors. Actually he’s Music Director of The UANL Symphony Orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico, and founder and Music Director of The Milenium Sinfonietta.
Medina, was Music Director of some important mexican orchestras, like the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, the UNAM Philharmonic and the Queretaro Philharmonic.
In a short period of time, he has become one of the most sought-after conductors of his country, regularly guest conducting Mexico’s most prominent orchestras. Abroad he conducted orchestras in the United States, Brazil, Singapore, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Venezuela, Serbia, Hnngary, Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador and Colombia. Future engagements includes presentations in Italy, Brazil, Czech Republic, USA, Ukraine, South Korea and Poland.
Itzhak Perlman, Joaquin Achucarro, Alexander Markov, Angel Romero, Horacio Gutierrez, Elmar Oliveira, Pierre Amoyal, Jean Louis Steuermann, Mauro Maur, Jens Lindemann, Nathaniel Rosen, Mark Peskanov, Konstanty Kulka, Gyorgy Sandor, Pascal Devoyon, Fernando de la Mora, The Vienna Schubert Trio, Nikita Storoyev, Vladimir Viardo, are some of the soloists that have played under his baton.
He has conducted many operas like Lucia de Lamermoor, La Cenerentola, La Italiana in Algieri, or ballets, like Romeo and Juliet, Carmina Burana, Oneguin, Giselle, Don Quixote, Carmen and The Nutcracker, or zarzuelas, like La Revoltosa.
With La Camerata de las Americas, he has participed numerous times in Mexico’s most relevant music festivals with repertoire ranging from the baroque to the avant-garde.
He has recorded with La Camerata three CD’s, one called “Sabor Latino”, another with the world premiere of the ballet “Dias de Muertos” by mexican composer Eugenio Toussaint, and last one called Gauguin; this CD, was nominated to the Latin American Grammy 2001, for best classical album.
In 1991 he was awarded the prize of the Mexican Union of Music and Art Critics for being The Best Conductor of the Year, and in 2004 the prize “Gaviota” from the Latinamerican Association of Critics.
He studied conducting under Charles Bruck at The Pierre Monteux School in Maine, USA, and previously with Enrique Diemecke and Fernando Lozano in Mexico City.
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Mexican conductor Jesus Medina is one of those rare musicians who not only possess impeccable taste in music, but who can also get an orchestra to communicate every nuance of expression that comes from within… the ability of the conductor to keep the ensamble tightly knit in spite of the many awkward and tricky rhythmic patterns was impressive… in the hands of Medina, every phrase has its own character… Medina is a musician who possesses such strong and unique comunicative powers….
BUSINESS TIMES, SINGAPORE
... Jesus Medina gave his best, the result was that the Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Malaga, recovered an artistic level that a long time ago did not show... enormous vitality and precision, with increasing interest, living the interpretation lead with energy not excenta on flexibility. Half a dozen of triumphal exits to scene of the Mexican conductor, after the enthusiasm of the public.
DIARIO, MALAGA, SPAIN