The conductor Enrique Bátiz was born in Mexico City of mixed Polish and Mexican descent and gave his first public performance as a pianist at the age of five. He studied at the Mexico University Center and in Dallas, before moving to the Juilliard School in New York, finding his vocation as a conductor during further study at the Warsaw Conservatory. In 1971 Enrique Bátiz founded the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, which he directed over a period of eleven years and from 1982 until 1989 he was artistic director of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1984 he was appointed principal guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1990 he resumed his position as artistic director of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra. His career has brought many international engagements with major orchestras throughout the world and a series of distinguished and acclaimed recordings.
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