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Jaume
Santonja

Conductor

Jaume Santonja is in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony

Orchestra. He recently enjoyed successful debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTVE Orchestra Madrid as well as in his first subscription concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Santonja has seen successful at various international conducting contests and holds a master’s degree in conducting from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. ln the 2018/19 season he has conducted orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orchestra Sinfónica Siciliana, Orquesta de Córdoba, ADDA'Simfònica from Alicante, Spanish NationalYouth Orchestra and the Antwerp Symphony Youth Orchestra (Antwerps Jeugdorkest). In the current season he stands on the rostrum before LaVerdi in Milan, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Opera North Orchestra of Leeds and the Orquesta Palau de la Musica in Valencia.

Previously, Jaume Santonja studied percussion at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, and continued his studies to obtain his master’s degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As a percussionist he performed with the Concertgebouworkest, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Antwerp Symphony and the Spanish National Orchestra. As a student, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Jaume is a founding member of the AbbatiaViva music collective. He is also a music arranger and orchestrator, as well as composer of chamber music works.

Jaume Santonja is in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony

Orchestra. He recently enjoyed successful debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTVE Orchestra Madrid as well as in his first subscription concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Santonja has seen successful at various international conducting contests and holds a master’s degree in conducting from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. ln the 2018/19 season he has conducted orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orchestra Sinfónica Siciliana, Orquesta de Córdoba, ADDA'Simfònica from Alicante, Spanish NationalYouth Orchestra and the Antwerp Symphony Youth Orchestra (Antwerps Jeugdorkest). In the current season he stands on the rostrum before LaVerdi in Milan, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Opera North Orchestra of Leeds and the Orquesta Palau de la Musica in Valencia.

Previously, Jaume Santonja studied percussion at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, and continued his studies to obtain his master’s degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As a percussionist he performed with the Concertgebouworkest, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Antwerp Symphony and the Spanish National Orchestra. As a student, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Jaume is a founding member of the AbbatiaViva music collective. He is also a music arranger and orchestrator, as well as composer of chamber music works.