Conductor and Artistic Director of the Alicante´s Youth Orchestra / Artistic Director of the International Youth Orchestras Alicante Festival.
Francisco Maestre completed his conducting training in Spain under Maestros Yaron Traub, Dima Slobodeniouk, José De Eusebio and in St. Petersburg for three consecutive years, was selected to participate in Annual Conductor´s Program in with Master Alexander Polyanichko.
In recent seasons he led performances with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Youth Orchestra, Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Eurasian Symphony Orchestra, Sant Petesburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Giovanile di Roma, Orchestra d’Archi Giovanile della Svizzera Italiana, Málaga Youth Orchestra among others. He has made several recordings which include Beethoven Symphonies and Mozart’s Requiem for RNE. Since 2014 he has conducted annually in the Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus.
He has worked with musicians such as: Shlomo Mintz, Edicson Ruiz, José Sempere, Maite Alberola, María Eugenia Antúnez, Àlex Garrobé, Marcelo Guzzo, Alfredo Ferre, Carlos Santo, Suzanne Kantorski, Alok Kumar, Jesús M. Gómez, Fabiane De Castro, Miguel Torres Peñarocha, Andrei Chestiglazov, Natalia Millán…
Since 2012 Maestre has conducted at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid and participated in the most prestigious festivals in Europe: Festival of Music in Schleswig-Holstein (SHMF), Palermo Classica Festival, International Youth Orchestras Alicante Festival and repeatedly at Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna where he won the first place and many awards in the Symphonic Orchestras Category.
His commitment to Contemporary Music and Composers has led him to conduct many premiers by leading and emerging composers: the Spanish Premiere of the Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra by R. Martinsson with the Berlin Philharmonic soloist Edicson Ruiz, Europe Premier of the Opera Oh My Son, Europe Premier of “Libertadores” by Oscar Navarro at MuTh Hall in Viena and World Premiere of the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Simone Iannarelli at the International Guitar Festival “José Tomás”.
In collaboration with the Alicante´s Administration, he expanded the education programs to include new clinics, side-by-side concerts, competitions, festivals, masterclasses, mentorship programs and continues to create innovative projects to engage the talents and communities, bringing vibrancy and blossoming collaboration to the musical culture in Alicante and abroad.
Among its commitments for 2016/17 is to conduct the National Chamber Orchestra of Kazakhstan, Junge Kammerphilharmonie Rhein-Neckar, Amersfoorts Jeugd Orkest and the Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, his debut in México and Venezuela, joined by the soloists Aiman Mussakhajayeva, José Sempere, Sofia Vasheruk y Edicson Ruiz.