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Enrique Diemecke

Enrique Diemecke

Mexican musician
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Quick Facts
Intro Mexican musician
Countries Mexico
Occupations Conductor
Gender male
Education The Catholic University of America
The details

Enrique Arturo Diemecke (b. Mexico) is a Mexican conductor, violinist and composer.


Diemecke comes from a family of musicians of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. He began to play the violin at six and studied in the Catholic University in Washington D.C and in Pierre Monteux 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, Nuevo León in his early years.

In 1983, he won the Exxon for the Arts competition prize for conductors.

He was music director of the Long Beach Symphony in California and is conductor of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, The Bogotá Philharmonic and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic in Teatro Colón. 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 Recordings . 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 Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon and in 2002 he made his Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 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 music, his engaging personality and sense of humor.

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