Jesús Reina
Jesús Reina, Artistic Director, violin

Jesús Reina

Artistic Director, violin

Beyond his virtuosity and mastery of the instrument, the violinist Jesús Reina, from Malaga, is praised by critics for his "radiant and soulful personality" -John Rockwell and the "beauty of his sound characterized by a true musicality, temperament and charisma " -El País.

He has appeared in great venues such as Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Arts Center in Ottawa, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the National Auditorium in Madrid and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and international festivals such as the Miami Piano Festival and Music@Menlo in California, as well as in some of the most important Spanish programs such as the Zaragoza Auditorium, the Escorial Festival, the Bilbao Musika-Música Festival, the Alicante Concert Society, the Valencia Philharmonic Society, the Malaga Philharmonic Society or the Quincena Musical in San Sebastian.

He has performed with the Mariinsky Theater Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Baja California Orchestra, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra , the Barcelona Symphony and the Principality of Asturias Symphony, invited by conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Pinchas Zukerman, Manuel Hernández Silva, Oliver Díaz, Virginia Martínez, Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Sebastian Hamman, Tomàs Grau, Francisco Valero, Eiji Oue and Ari Rasilainen.

His enthusiasm for chamber music has led him to join other musicians such as the violinist Guy Braunstein, the violist Paul Neubauer, the pianists Judith Jáuregui and Josu de Solaun, the cellists Øyvind Gimse, Amanda Forsyth and Kyril Slotnikov, and he is a founding member of the Picasso Quartet. Upcoming highlights include concerts with the Timisoara Orchestra in Romania, with the Murcia Region Symphony, the Malaga Philharmonic and the Franz Schubert Fiharmonía with conductor Tomàs Grau, touring Spain.

Additionally, he will record the entirety of Enescu’s repertoire for violin produced by the Aria Classics label. Jesús is co-founder of Málaga Clásica, together with the violinist Anna Nilsen, and of the Galamian Academy, a highly specialized musical center. His work and commitment to the city have earned him the Malaga Medal of Honor and the Puerta de Andalucía Prize, a recognition given to people, entities and institutions that highlight Andalusian values ​​throughout the world.

Jesús began playing the violin with his grandfather José Reina in the realm of folklore. His teachers include Vincenzo Puma, Ara Vartanian, Mauricio Fuks, Natasha Boyarsky, Yehudi Menuhin, José Luis García Asensio, and Mauricio Fuks. He earned a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Jesús appears weekly on Canal Sur's hit television show, “Tierra de Talento”, hosted by comedian Manu Sánchez. In addition to serving as a jury member, he has collaborated with great artists from various musical genres, such as José Mercé, India Martínez, Mariola Cantarero, Pasión Vega, el Kanka and Ale Romero.