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Antonio Lajara

As guest conductor, he has conducted the Naples Philharmonic, Basque National Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de la Región de Murcia, Castellón Wind Orchestra, Santiago de Compostela Wind Orchestra, Mallorca Wind Orchestra, among others. In 2017, he conducted the opera Pagliacci at the Italian Embassy in Madrid with the Eutherpe Symphony Orchestra. Antonio, has also worked with youth orchestras such as the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, Galician Youth Orchestra and the Malaga Youth Orchestra. In 2014, Antonio Lajara was invited by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to compete for the role of Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association. Also, he was a finalist for the role of Assistant Conductor in l’Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Montpellier and Naples Philharmonic. He was a finalist in the 53rd International Competition for Young Conductors of Besançon and he was selected to participate in the second Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition. Born in Alicante (Spain), Antonio Lajara studied clarinet at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Alicante and orchestral conducting at the Basque Country Conservatory of Music (Musikene) under the guidance of Enrique García Asensio and Manel Valdivieso. His teachers include Bruno Aprea and Andrés Orozco Estrada. Also, he has participated in conducting masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Marc Heron and Timothy Reynish, in the Universidad de Alcalá with Jesús López Cobos, in Berlin with Lior Shambadal, in Gstaad Conducting Academy with Neeme Jarvi, in Panula Academy, in the Allegra conducting masterclasses with Nicolás Pasquet, just as in the masterclasses in Dubrovnik with Uros Lajovic.