Jimena Rodríguez San Miguel

Jimena Rodríguez San Miguel

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 2001. Since 2018, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair with professor Duncan McTier. She has been granted scholarships by Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. She plays an Arcos González baroque double bass bow, loaned as an instrument scholarship by Fundación Albéniz. In 2020 she received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair.

She studied at the Adolfo Salazar Conservatory specialising in double bass with Daniel Machado and has attended masterclasses by Ernst Weissensteiner, Antonio García Araque, Christine Hoock, Jeff Bradetich, Luis Fonseca, Matthew McDonald, Janne Saksala and Dorin Marc.

She has been a member of the BBVA Camerata and Madrid’s Youth Orchestra and Choir. She has performed as soloist at the National Auditorium (2016). In 2017 she was admitted to the Music Up Close Network programme of the Yehudi Menuhin International Foundation (Belgium). She has also participated in the Side by Side programme of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the baton of de Semyon Bychkov (2018), as well as in the Talents Project of Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös, Pablo González and David Afkham, as well as that of the Sinfonietta under the baton of Jorge Rotter. In 2021 she participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with whom she performed at Madrid's Teatro Real, at Bratislava's Reduta Hall, at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna's Musikverein. She has been a member of the Vivaldi Estaciones and Barroco ensembles and is currently part of the Unidad Editorial Bottesini Double Bass Quintet and the Saint-Säens Ensemble.