Eduardo Mata has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1977. He served as Principal Conductor and Musical Advisor of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra from 1974 through the 1977-78 season. Since 1978 he has also been active on a regular basis with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducting both concerts and recordings. Hailed in the early 1970s as “a future master conductor,” he has now become one of the leading podium personalities of his generation.
Mata’s first conducting post was that of Music Director of the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra, which he assumed at the age of 22. In the United States Mata has conducted the Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among other ensembles.
A native of Mexico City, Mata began to conduct professionally at the age of 15- His varied and rich career includes his important work as a composer of symphonic music, chamber works, ballets, vocal music, and works created directly for tape.