Angel Sánchez Enríquez

Angel Sánchez Enríquez was born in Mexico City in 1971. He graduated from the Superior School of Music which belongs to the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance. He also studied piano with Yulia Vischnevetskaia, violin with Guela Dubrova, and orchestral conducting with several prominent conductors as Kurt Redel, Ronald Zollman, and Yuri Simonov. 

As a composer and orchestrator he studied with Héctor Quintanar, Carlos Chavez Pupil at the Superior School of Music in Mexico City, and graduated with a Master’s Diploma at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe in Sofia, Bulgaria (2022), studied Film Scoring with Andy Hill, former President of the Music Department at Disney, orchestration with Ph.D. Norman Ludwing, professor at UCLA University, and mixing and editing with Blad Boyadjiev, a studio engineer with over 600 International movie credits, including films by Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros. Sánchez has taken masterclasses with the most prominent Hollywood composers such as Danny Elfman, Christopher Young, and David Newman, and with Jan Pfitzer in composition for video games.

Sánchez has been an associate conductor since 1997 for several Broadway musicals such as Beauty and the Beast by Disney (1997), The Phantom of the Opera (2000) by Lloyd Weber, and Les Misérables (2005) by Cameron Mackintosh. He was the musical conductor in Fiddler on the Roof (2006) with the brass section of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra under the supervision of Kristen Blodgette. He currently conducts symphonic orchestras and operas in Mexico and Germany.

In 2019, he recorded his Op. 1 “Á Laura“ for orchestra, along with PARMA Recordings LLC and The Athens Philharmonia, describing his work and the life of his beloved Laura in music: “this music is aimed at understanding without words the most delicate nuances of feelings in a universal language.” His work Op. 2 Vercingétorix was selected to be performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. This work has a strong character, describing in music a historical event with traditional Celtic music. Recently he has composed his Violin Concerto Op. 3 Jeanne d’Arc which narrates the life of the Maiden of Orléans.

Albums

Prisma Vol. 4

Release Date: August 14, 2020
Catalog Number: NV6298
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra
Navona Records proudly presents PRISMA VOL. 4, the fourth installment in the acclaimed PRISMA series showcasing the best of American contemporary composition.
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