Ensemble K & Simone Menezes

Biographie Ensemble K & Simone Menezes

Simone Menezes
Italian-Brazilian conductor, the visionary Simone Menezes, is known for her artistic and innovative leadership. At the tender age of 20, she founded her first chamber orchestra, Camerata Latino Americana, which was distinguished in the International Society for the Performing Arts of New York. She subsequently co-founded the “Villa-Lobos Project”, an international project dedicated to Brazilian classical repertory. Recent appearances include engagements with orchestras such as Rotterdam's Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland), Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Orchestre National du Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de l'Opera de Lorraine (France), Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil), Osaka Symphony Orchestra (Japan), among others. Menezes has recorded 2 CDs and premiered over 20 works. In 2019 she placed second in the European Competition of Female Conductors "Mawoma" in Vienne. In 2020, her new project "K", based in the geographical triangle Brussels - North France - Paris, makes its exciting debut. We hope it will be one of many!

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