Jimena Rojas Redondo

Jimena Rojas Redondo

Born in Madrid, 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 scholarships by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. She plays a violin by the 18th-century German luthier Johann Gottlieb Martin, which was loaned as an instrument scholarship by Juan Zozaya Stabel-Hansen.

She started her violin studies at the age of three. Later, she attended the Professional Conservatory of Music in Majadahonda, Madrid, where she completed her studies with a End-of-Degree Award, under the guidance of Professor Javier Pérez Largacha. From 2016 to 2019, she was a student of Sergo Lazarev at the Katarina Gurska Center in Madrid. She has also atetnded masterclasses by Christian Ifrim, Ana María Valderrama, Frederieke Saeijs, Alina Pogostkina, Helena Poggio (string groups), Linus Roth, and Ingolf Turban.

From 2016 to 2019, she was a member of the Camerata Infantil of the Fundación BBVA-ORCAM. In 2019, she was part of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Young in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where, under the direction of Pablo Heras Casado, she performed at the Concertgebouw and the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels, Belgium, as well as in other venues. In the summer of 2023, she participated in the Allegro Vivo Festival & Academy in Austria.

She has been awarded first prizes in the following competitions: 1st International Young Performers Competition "Música Callada" (2017, Ávila), 8th National Young Performers Competition "Ciudad de Cuenca" (2018), 9th International Young Performers Competition - Festival "La Noche en Madrid" (2019), and 19th Young Performers Competition "Ciutat de Xátiva" 2020 (bowed string category). In 2019, she also won the third prize at the Witold Rowicki in Memoriam International Violin Competition in Zywiec, Poland.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Juanjo Mena and Péter Csaba), the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Sir András Schiff and Andrés Salado), the Baroque Ensemble of the School (conducted by Paul Goodwin) and with the Fundación EDP Camerata (conducted by Paul Goodwin). 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 Contrapunto BBDO Quartet and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble. She is currently part of the Pérez-Llorca Haydn Quartet.