Jesús Merino Ruiz, violin

Jesús Merino Ruiz

Born in Cuenca (Spain) in 1991, Jesus Merino Ruiz began taking lessons with Ruth Olmedilla, before receiving his Bachelor in modern violin with Lina Tur at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. Then, he moved to Berlin, where he pursued a Master in Chamber Music with Prof. Eberhard Feltz at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, together with the Cuarteto Klimt. He continued with a Solo performance Master with Sebastian Hamann at the Hochschule für Musik Luzern, as well as an Historical Performance Master with Petra Müllejans at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt.

In 2008 he was accepted to the Indiana University (USA) where he studied with Jaime Laredo, Mauricio Fuks, Beaux Arts Trio, Mimi Zweig and Brenda Brenner. Apart from that, during his formation he has recieved masterclasses from Daniel Sepec, Rainer Schmidt, Elisabeth Weber, Lara Lev, Klara Elisabeth Pantillon, Cuarteto Quiroga, Cuarteto Casals, Amihai Grosz, Friedemann Weigle and Jonathan Aner.

Together with the Cuarteto Klimt, he has performed in the most important Festivals and halls in Spain: Palau de la Música Catalana, Fundación Juan March, Festival de Música y Danza de Granada, Schubertíada a Vilabertrán, ... As a modern violinist, he performs as a member of the Geneva Camerata, has served as Guest Concertmaster of the Kürpfälzisches Kammerorchester and plays regularly with Spira Mirabilis, Camerata de Murcia and Kammerorchester I Tempi. He has recorded for RNE, Catalunya Música, SWR, NDR y SFR, and the labels Sony Classical and Outhere.

Fascinated by the historical performance practice, it has become the main field of his activity. He serves regularly as guest Concertmaster of the Concerto Köln, and plays with the Collegium Vocale Gent, II Convito, Bach-Akademie and Kölner Akademie. Together with the Edding Quartet, he has also appeared as soloist with the Concerto Köln in the Kölner Philharmonie, playing the Sinfonia Concertante for String Quartet and orchestra by C. Stamitz. Among his next commitments, and apart from tours/recordings leading the Concerto Köln, they will record a Live CD for 4 solo violins and orchestra, where he will take a solo part, together with the other 3 Concertmasters of the Concerto Köln: Shunske Sato, Mayumi Hirasaki and Evgeny Sviridov. This program will be touring in the USA in February-March 2020, performing in the Lincoln Center of NYC, among other important venues. Together with his friends, all of them important influences in his life, he founded the Ensemble Summa, source of inspiration and principal receptor of his energy. They perform in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, ... and every summer in Monzón (Huesca), where they founded in 2017 the Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara de Monzón.