“Born in Valencia, Enrique García Asensio studied music at the Royal Senior Conservatory of Music in Madrid, graduating in Violin, Chamber Music, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition. Aged 11, he was violinist in the Conservatory Orchestra, where he would eventually become Leader and later Conductor. In 1959, he won the “Ataulfo Argenta” scholarship to study orchestral conducting at the Senior School of Music in Munich. In 1962, he received the RAI young orchestral conductors prize, in 1963 the Siena Rotary Club prize, in 1967 First Prize and Gold Medal in the “Dimitri Mitropoulos” International Orchestral Conducting Competition in New York, the “Best Orchestral Conductor” prize from the Madrid Opera season in the Zarzuela Theatre, the “Charles Cros” Paris Academy Prize for a Zarzuela recording with Teresa Berganza and the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO), and the “1991 Recording Performance” Prize established by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Enrique García Asensio has conducted virtually all Spanish orchestras. Chief Conductor of the Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Chief Conductor of the Valencia Municipal Orchestra, Chief Conductor, won on examination, of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC and Principal Guest Conductor of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. In 1970, he competed for and won the Chair of Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Senior Conservatory of Music in Madrid. He pursues his international professional activity in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Japan, Iceland, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, England, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has an extensive discography, recorded in Spain and England. He has been assistant to maestro Celibidache at his international courses in Bologna and Munich, and in classes at the Academia Chigiana in Siena, 1960-63. He has given Orchestral Conducting courses in Santo Domingo, Lasi and Bucharest in Romania and Kerkrade in the Netherlands. He has taught many courses in Spain: Toledo, Madrid, Valencia and Granada.