Times of crisis, bring us the opportunity to focus on our true purposes and projects. More than ever, we need art, music, criativity and authentic values. I'm thrilled to invite you to meet some very special and meaningful artistic projects for 2020/2021.
Italo-Brazilian conductor based in France, Simone Menezes is known for her artistic leadership and innovation. With a visionary and cosmopolitan personality, she explores new creative interpretative possibilities, mixing the Standard and Contemporary repertory. At 20 years old, she created her first orchestra, also founded the Camerata Latino Americana, distinguished in the International Society for the Performing Arts of New York, and co-founded the “Villa-Lobos Project”, an international project dedicated to brazilian classical repertory. In 2017, she arrives in Europe where she will be quickly renown for her talent, and became invited conductor by many prestigious orchestras. Recently engagements include orchestras such as Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland), Orchestre National d’Ile 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, between others. She has recorded 2 CDs and premiered over 20 works. In 2019 she was second place in the European Competition of Female Conductor Mawoma - Maestra Women in Vienne. In 2020 her debut his new project "K" based in the geographical triangle Brussels - North France - Paris. In 2021, among others, she will conduct a project based in the theme of the Amazon Rainforest in partnership with an exhibition of the great photographer Sebastiao Salgado.