Jesús Reina has been praised as a violinist “with a beautiful sound characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma” (El País). Jesús Reina has performed with the Malaga Philarmonic, Barcelona Symphony, Asturias Symphony, National Arts Center Orchestra and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, with conductors such as Eiji Oue, Valery Gergiev, Pinchas Zukerman, Guy Braunstein and Ari Rasilainen. Reina has performed in halls such as National Auditorium in Madrid, Palau in Barcelona, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Glinka Hall of Saint Petersburg’s Philharmonic, among many others. Reina has also participated in festivals such as the Miami International Piano Festival, where he will return this coming summer to perform and direct the violin program.
Jesús Reina has received the price to the “most outstanding violinist” given by her majesty Queen Sofía, the award “Door to Andalucía” and Grand Prize at the National Solo Competition (USA) and first prize in the Waldo Mayo Memorial Competition (New York). Jesús Reina started studying folk music on the vioin with his grandfather José, and obtained a Master of Music from the Manhattan School, with his mentors Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Upcoming engagements include performaces in various cities of the Tchaikovsky and Paganini violin concertos, the release of his CD for Centaur Records and a US and China concert tour. Reina is a professor at Alfonso X University and the Galamian Academy, which he founded in 2014, and director of Málaga Clásica. Jesús Reina has been awarded the Honorary Medal of Málaga and the Prize for Musical Accomplishments of the Year 2017.