Baroque music, Church music
Carlos Mena was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in 1971, and studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs. He has sung for audiences around the world in such venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysees, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Felsenreitschule and Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Barbican Centre in London, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Symphony Hall in Osaka, the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Concert Hall. He has made more than fifty recordings, several of which have won international prizes, and is interested in both ‘historically informed performance’ and contemporary repertory.
Carlos Mena is conductor of the Capilla Santa María and has conducted such orchestras as the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa.