20 September 2012.
Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman.
With more than six decades of artistic achievement, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has earned its place among the United Kingdom’s most prestigious orchestras. The ensemble draws many of the world’s leading conductors to its podium and has been hailed as a “force to be reckoned with” in the rarefied world of classical music (Sunday Times, London). In addition to its acclaimed concerts in London, the orchestra has toured extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America, delighting audiences worldwide with the highest standards of music-making across a diverse repertoire.
Mexican conductor and pianist, Maestro Enrique Bátiz was the conductor of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra for twelve years (1971-1983) before moving to the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra (OSEM) for seven years (1983-1989). In 1990 he resumed his directorship of the OSEM, which continues to the present. In 1984, he was named guest conductor of England’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and, as an invited guest conductor, has conducted more than 500 symphony orchestras around the world. His work is represented with a collection of 145 recordings. As a conductor, Bátiz’s repertory ranges from classical to contemporary works. He has been described as an artist who conducts with vehemence and enthusiasm, manifesting a deep understanding unusual even among the finest conductors.