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, Sergei Redkin, Edicson Ruiz, Carla Leurs, Rusanda Panfili, Sofia Vasheruk, Àlex Garrobé, Alfredo Ferre, Andrei Chestiglazov, Ignacio Rodes, José Sempere, Maite Alberola, María Eugenia Antúnez, Marcelo Guzzo, Suzanne Kantorski, ‎Alok Kumar…

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 in 2015, 2017 and 2018 in the Symphonic Orchestras Category.

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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”.

Among its commitments for 2019 is to conduct the National Chamber Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, his debut in México with Guanajuato and Yucatán orchestra. Between the soloists who he will accompany during this year should be highlighted: Aiman Mussakhajayeva, José Sempere, Olga Volkova, Jaime Naya, Sergei Redkin…

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