"A convincing and strong guest conductor, Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco showed us splendidly how to conduct a grand orchestra such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of the National University of Mexico…" NOTIMEX
"Juan Carlos Lomonaco – Bridging nations with music.." CURTIS OVERTONES (2001)
"A young admirable talent capable of uniting all the musician’s emotions and making them play with passion…" THE FINANCIAL
"The conscientious work is shown by the results……add the intensity and courage with which he brings to life the musical text and you will understand my enthusiastic acknowledgement of Lomonaco's performance.." REFORMA
Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco is in his ninth season as Music and Artistic Director of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in the historical city of Merida. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in conducting with Otto-Werner Muller. He also studied with Charles Bruck at The Pierre Monteux School, Enrique Diemecke and Marc David at the Montreal University.
Since age 17, he has participated in and conducted various music ensembles and at the age of 23 he made his debut with The National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, where he remained as Assistant Conductor for two years. Maestro Lomonaco has been music director of the Carlos Chavez Symphony, IPN Symphony, National Conservatory Symphony, the Ollin Yoliztli Symphony in Mexico and The Mexico-Philadelphia Ensemble, in the USA. In 1994 Maestro Lomonaco was Assistant Conductor at The Domaine Forget Academy of Music in Canada. He is founder and conductor of Ensamble Iberoamericano in Madrid.
The repertoire and versatility of Maestro Lomonaco's conducting covers diverse areas such as opera, ballet, symphonic music, chamber music, and multimedia performances.
He has participated in diverse international forums and festivals, such as, the Festival Lírico Internacional de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain; the Contemporary Music Festival of Treviso, Italy; Cervantino International Festival, Mexico City International Festival, just to name a few. As well, he has been juror in different violin competitions in Hungary, France and Turkey for "The Canetti International Violin Competition".
Many pre-eminent soloists have performed under his baton, such as tenor Juan Diego Florez, Alexei Volodin, Carlos Prieto, Jorge Federico Osorio, Christopher Collins, Erika Dobosiewicz, Vadim Brodsky, Latinamerican Quartet and the multimedia group Art Zoyd, among others.
Maestro Lomonaco made his European debut with the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta in Italy on October 2002. He has performed as guest conductor with the following international orchestras: Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Spain, Radom Chamber in Poland, Vojvodina Symphony in Serbia, Simon Bolivar Symphony in Venezuela, Lima Philharmonic in Peru, Youth Symphony of Ecuador, Salt Lake Symphony, The Sherbrooke Youth Symphony Orchestra in Canada, The Longy Symphony Orchestra in Boston. In his native country of Mexico he conducts regularly the National Symphony of Mexico, Mexico City Philharmonic, Opera Theatre Orchestra of Fine Arts, UNAM Philharmonic, Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, Queretaro Philharmonic, Guanajuato Symphony, Xalapa Symphony, Aguascalientes Symphony and Coahuila Chamber, among others.
His next conducting appearances include Carmina Burana with the UNAM Philharmonic, Las Colinas Symphony in USA, Gaia Philharmonic in Portugal and the 2013 Season of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, which will include highly recognized soloists such as pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and the Latinamerican Quartet.