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Jacobo Christensen

Nationality: Spain

Age: 24

Stage: Semifinal


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Bartók, Rhapsody No. 1; Brahms, Violin Concerto op. 77, I mov

SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, Grave, Fuga

Jacobo Christensen studies at the Reina Sofía Higher School of Music in Madrid with professor Zakhar Bron and at the same time he receives lessons from Salvatore Accardo at the Stauffer Foundation in Cremona. He has gone on to take masterclasses from Gil Shaham, Viktoria Mullova, Kolja Blacher (Kronberg Academy), Boris Kushnir, Mihaela Martin, Sergei Ostrovski, Boris Belkin (Accademia Chigiana Siena), Ivry Gitlis, Agustín León Ara, Vasko Vassilev, Silvia Marcovici, Ingolf Turban, Miriam Fried, Giovanni Guzzo, Christoph Poppen, Heime Müller and Marta Gulyas. His Conducting teacher is maestro Cristóbal Soler. First Prize Concours International de Jeunnes Musicienes Crescendo in Geneva (Switzerland), 2013; First Prize International Competition Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid, 2013); First Prize Solsona AIMS Festival (Lleida, 2013); First Prize Contest of Young Interpreters of Canet (Castellón, 2014); Alicante Concert Society Interpretation Award (Alicante, 2019); Winner of the II Contest of Young Soloists of the Young Orchestra of the Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia 2019), Prix du Cap Ferret Music Open (France, 2023).
Jacobo has played in the USA, China, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Portugal piano recitals and some of the most important violin concertos: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Sibelius under the batons of Maestros Cristóbal Soler, John Carewe, Ivan Monighetti, Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Pablo Heras Casado, Andrés Salado, Péter Eötvös, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Ignazio Terrasi, Oliver Díaz, Zakhar Bron and András Schiff, among others.

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