Jesús Reina has been praised as having “a beautiful sound characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma” (El País). He has performed with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, (Canada), Asturias Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, and Málaga Philharmonic. He has also collaborated with Va- lery Gergiev, Eiji Oue, Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, Paul Neubauer and Øyvind Gimse. Jesús Reina has appeared in renown venues: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Saal, Glinka Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, National Auditorium (Madrid), Palau de Barcelona, Palau de Valencia and Teatro Cervantes.
His debut CD for Sony Classical, featuring Paganini and Tchaikovsky violin concertos, with the Málaga Philharmonic conducted by Salvador Vázquez, will be released soon. Reina has received several cultural awards: “Door of Andalucia”, “Musical Achievement of the Year” and “Medal of Honor” from Málaga. Reina began his musical journey learning malagueñan folk music with his grandfather, José Reina. Eventually, he obtained a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman, and receiving the Raphael Bronstein Award.
Upcoming engagements are performances at the Philharmonic Society of Málaga, Denia, Alcoy, National Philharmonic Hall (Minsk), Piano Salon Christophori (Berlin), with orchestras of Chile, Port Angeles (Washington State), Timisoara and Ploiesti (Romania) and in various concert series in Spain and Germany. is coming summer, Jesús Reina will be teaching and performing at the Miami International Piano Festival and Forum Musikae in Madrid. Jesús Reina is the cofounder and director of the Málaga Clásica Festival and Galamian Academy (with the current collaboration of Fundacion Unicaja), where he holds a studio.