Enrique Arturo Diemecke

Artistic and Production General Director


Born in Mexico, Enrique Arturo Diemecke comes from a family of musicians. He studied violin with his father and with Henryk Szeryng; then piano, horn and percussion. He attended the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in violin, horn and direction. With a scholarship granted by Madame Monteux, she perfected with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in the United States.

He is frequently invited by orchestras from around the world. In the United States, for example, by the Washington National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco, Baltimore, Houston, Minnesota, Colorado, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Chautauqua, Pacific, Charlotte, Phoenix, Hartford and Columbus symphonies . In Europe, by the symphony of the BBC of London and Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic, National of France, National Philharmonic of Montpellier, National of Lorraine, Orchestra of Paris, of the Island of France, Symphony of Valladolid, Orchestra and Community Choir of Madrid and Orchestra of the Residence (The Hague), among others. In Latin America, by the national symphonies of Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Chile, Peru, Argentina; the philharmonics of Mexico, Bogotá and the Autonomous University of Mexico; Simón Bolívar Symphony (Venezuela), Stable of the Colón Theater, San Pablo Symphony and Petrobras (Brazil). In Oceania and Asia he collaborated with the symphonies of Auckland, New Zealand, Queensland, Singapore, Philharmonic of Malaysia and Suwon in South Korea and the symphony of Beijing and Shanghai.

In 2017 he was appointed General Artistic and Production Director of the Teatro Colón. In addition, he is in his twelfth year as artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires and his twenty-ninth year as artistic director of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Michigan (United States). A notable interpreter of Mahler's works, he has been awarded a medal by the Mahler Society for his versions of the composer's complete symphonies in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. He was Artistic Director of the Opera of Fine Arts of Mexico in the decades of the '80s and' 90s, where he directed more than 30 lyrical productions, from Gluck to Puccini. In 2007 he arranged Werther on the Colón and Le jongleur de Notre Dame de Massenet with Roberto Alagna for the National Opera of Montpellier. With this same house and the National Philharmonic of Montpellier he arranged the premieres of the operas The Exiles of Siberia by Donizetti and Parisina by Mascagni, as well as the operetta The Ring of the Nibelungen, by Oskar Straus, and made live recordings of the operas of Mascagni and Donizetti at the Radio France Festival. He participated in the production of Pacific Opera by Pagliacci and Carmina Burana, and directed the National Orchestra of France and Cecilia Bartoli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Maria Joao Pires and Pierre Amoyal for Les Victoires de la Musique Classique et Jazz. During 2007 and 2008 he made several productions for the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. He received the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique of France on several occasions, including the Bruno Walter Orfeo de Oro as "Best Director of Opera" and the Orfeo of Jean Fontaine de Oro for the "Best Vocal Recording". In Montpellier he directed the launch of Deutsche Grammophon of Le jongleur de Notre Dame with Roberto Alagna and won the Grand Prix de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique. Other releases include music by Villa-Lobos and Silvestre Revueltas with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. He has made recordings with the main record companies of the world, among them Sony, Deutsche Grammophone, Lyric, Dorian and EMI.

Composer and arranger, he has directed his own works, among which are Die-Sir-E, Chacón a Chávez, Concierto para guitarra and Camino y visión. His most recent Autumnal Party - concert for marimba and orchestra - was performed in Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Spain, USA, Slovakia, Peru and Brazil.