“Jesus has three great attributes: his technique, his musicality and his personality. His musicality has raised him far above the average technically superior prodigy. And his personality, sunny and soulful, lifts his playing into the realm of the extraordinary.”
John Rockwell- New York Times and Los Angeles Times former music critic.
Jesús Reina has been praised as a violinist “with a beautiful sound characterized by true musicality, temperament and charisma” (El País). Since his debut at six years old with Maestro Octav Caleya, Jesús Reina has performed with conductors as Eiji Oue, Pinchas Zukerman and Valery Gergiev, and given performances in Austria, England, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Canada, México and the United States.
His “pronounced personality” has been witnessed in celebrated venues, as Wiener Saal (Salzburg), Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York), Southam Hall (Ottawa), Glinka Hall (Saint Petersburg Philharmonic), Palau and Auditori (Barcelona), Kursaal (San Sebastián), Teatro Real (Madrid), Maestranza (Sevilla), Festival of Music and Dance (Granada) and Teatro Cervantes (Málaga).
Mr. Reina has also taken part in festivals as Young Artist Program in Canada, Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia and Music@Menlo in California. Jesús Reina has received prestigious awards including the Reina Sofía Prize to “the most outstanding violinist” given personally by Queen Sofía; cultural award Door of Andalucía, or Grand Prize in the ASTA (American Strings Teachers Assosiation) National Solo Competition. Jesús Reina started violin with his grandfather José Reina, playing Verdiales (Malagueñan folk music). He continued with Yehudi Menuhin, Natasha Boyarsky, José Luis García Asensio and Mauricio Fuks. Mr. Reina obtained a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music as a pupil of celebrated teaching associates Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman, graduating with the Raphael Bronstein award. Recently, Jesús Reina took part at the Kempinski Arts Support Program and founded and director, with Norwegian violinist Anna Nilsen, Málaga#Clásica, an international chamber music festival in Málaga, Spain.
Upcoming engagements include concerts in Belarus, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. Jesús Reina is currently a professor at the Ivan Galamian International
Music Academy and has been a recipient of the Honorary Medal of Málaga.