JESUS REINA, violinist
Jesus Reina has been praised as a violinist "with a beautiful sound, characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma" (El País). Reina has collaborated as a soloist with orchestras as the Malaga Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, with conductors as Fiji Oue, Valery Gergiev, Josep Vicent and Pinchas Zukerman, with whom he shared the stage on several occasions. He has performed in auditoriums as Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Saal, Weill Hall at Carnegie, Southam Hall, Glinka Hall (at St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic) Palau de la Música and Auditori (Barcelona), Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatro Maestranza and Teatro Cervantes. He also took part in festivals including Young Artist Program (Canadá), Heifetz Institute (Virginia) and Music@Menlo (California).
Among his awards are the “most outstanding violinist” award by Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain; the Medal of Honor of Málaga, cultural award Door of Andalucía, Grand Prize in ASTA’s National Solo Competition (USA) and Waldo Mayo Memorial Competition in New York.
Jesús Reina started musically with his grandfather José Reina, playing verdiales (folklore from Málaga). He continued his studies with Yehudi Menuhin, Natasha Boyarsky, Jose Luís García Asensio and Mauricio Fuks. With the support of Fundación Málaga he ravelled to New York, where he obtained a Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music studying with the celebrated Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman, and graduating with the Raphael Bronstein award.
Among engagements this season are a concert tour through Turkey, Malta, Portugal and England on board the Queen Elizabeth with pianist Bobby Chen, concerts in Latin América and throughout Spain.
Currently, Jesús Reina is Co-director of the Málaga Clásica Festival and profesor at the Ivan Galamian Academy in Málaga and the Alfonso X University in Madrid.