Between classical and jazz
Director, composer, producer and bassist, Toni Cuenca develops his activity in the world of classical music as well as in jazz, collaborating and working together with a multitude of musicians of international renown.
Born in Sabadell (Barcelona), Toni Cuenca studied guitar at the Sabadell Conservatory, double bass at the Conservatory of Palma de Mallorca and orchestration and composition with Professor Tito Capblanquet at Berklee College.
On arrival in Mallorca, where he lived for 17 years, he came into contact with Tete Montoliu, Max Suñer, Carles Benevant and Salvador Niebla, with whom he had the opportunity to share a stage, also as a member of the Dave Shnitter Jazz Messenger Band. He began his career studying under Yana Alexievaen at the Conservatory of Palma, while alternating classes with David Reyes at the London Bass School.
His intense career has led him to collaborate with jazz and flamenco figures like Paco de Lucía, Concha Buida, Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna or Gary Willis, among many others. He has also worked on projects such as Santiago Auserón, Raimundo Amador, Miguel Ríos, Maria del Mar Bonet, Dave Steward, Ismael Serrano, Kiko Veneno, Molly Duncan, Antonio Vega, Javier Vargas, Horacio Icasto and Tomatito. Likewise Cuenca has written several symphonic compositions for the Balearic Islands Orchestra, the Madrid Symphonic Band and the Vallés Symphony Orchestra.
As conductor, he has been at the helm of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey, the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the Girona Symphony Orchestra, the Vallés Symphony Orchestra, the Film Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Balearic Islands.