Jimena Rojas Redondo

Jimena Rojas Redondo

Born in Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain, in 2004. Since 2021, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She started her violin studies at the age of 3. She later entered the Majadahonda Music Conservatory (Madrid) with professor Javier Pérez Largacha. From 2016 to 2019 she studied with Sergo Lazarev at the Katarina Gurska Center, and since 2020, she has attended private classes from Sergey Teslya. She combines her violin studies at the conservatory with her piano studies. She has attended masterclasses by Christian Ifrim, Sergio Castro, Ana María Valderrama, Frederieke Saeijs, Helena Poggio (string ensembles) and Sergey Teslya himself.

Since 2016 to 2019 she was a member of the Fundación BBVA-ORCAM Children Camerata, with whom she performed at Madrid’s National Music Auditorium and at Musikene (Guipúzcoa), among other venues. In the summer of 2019, she was a member of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Young, the Netherlands, and under the baton of Pablo Heras Casado, she also performed at the Concertgebouw and at Brussels’ Flagey Concert Hall in Belgium, among other venues.

She has been awarded many prizes in Spain and abroad, such as the first prizes at the 1st Música Callada Young Performers International Competition (2017, Ávila), the 8th City of Cuenca Young Performers National Competition (2018), the 9th La Noche de Madrid Young Performers International Competition-Festival, the 19th Ciutat de Xátiva Young Performers Competition in the bowed string category (2020). She also won the third prize at Zywiec’s Witold Rowicki in Memoriam 2019 International Violin Competition (Poland), and at Madrid’s 18th Intercentros Melómano National Competition. She has also participated in national and international summer festivals.

As a student of the School, 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 is also a member of the BBDO Contrapunto Quartet.