Jesus Reina (Spain)

    Jesús Reina has been praised as a violinist “with a beautiful sound characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma” (El País).

    As a soloist, he has performed with the Malaga Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, Asturias Symphony, National Arts Center Orchestra in Canada and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra of Saint Petersburg among others, with conductors such as Eiji Oue, Valery Gergiev, Guy Braunstein and Pinchas Zukerman. Among upcoming engagements is a recital tour in Andalucia, a summer tour in the Community of Madrid and Cataluña and performances as violinist and violist with Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, Paul Neubauer, Guy Braunstein and Øyvind Gimse. Reina has performed in halls such as Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Saal, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Glinka Hall (Saint Petersburg’s Philharmonic), and most major halls in Spain.

    His CD for Centaur Records with works by Janáček and Enescu will be released this year. Jesús Reina started to play the violin with his grandfather, the folk musician José Reina. Jesús studied mainly with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman and also attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in London and the Queen Sophia College in Madrid. Currently, Jesús resides in Málaga and teaches at the Galamian Academy and is a guest professor at the Alfonso X University in Madrid. Jesús Reina is a recipient of the Honorary Medal of Málaga.

    He has performed with Pinchas Zukerman, Valery Gergiev and Eiji Oue among others, and with orchestras such as the Mariinsky, Barcelona Symphony, Mahler Philharmoniker, HSO and Málaga Philharmonic and in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Series, Wiener Konzerthaus, National Auditorium in Madrid and Palau of Barcelona.

    He has been given the Puerta de Andalucia and Málaga Medal of Honor awards and is the Co-Founder of the Galamian Academy and Málaga Clásica. He studied with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman, receiving the R. Bronstein award from the Manhattan School of Music.

    Among engagements this season are a tour in Latin-America and a CD recording for Centaur Records with works by Enescu and Janácek with pianist Anna Petrova and Reina’s duo partner Josu de Solaun. Jesús Reina is Co-founder and Director of the Málaga Clásica Festival, professor at the Galamian Academy in Málaga and the Alfonso X University in Madrid