[Rodrigo Gonzalez Jacob ]
Argentinian/Spanish Conductor& Arranger
Began in the music at a very young age, with academic studies in piano, viola, composition and conducting, with many years of experience as a professional viola player working in tango, jazz, opera and classical orchestras, as well as composer & arranger for artists, music festivals, education music literature, radio, movies, internet media and television.
With a music degree in viola & piano and a major degree in conducting, became being selected from all mayor conducting master courses in Argentina & Brazil, after graduation with the highest qualifications, got the position of conductor in National University of Arts String Orchestra in 2008, and later became principal conductor in National University of Arts Academic Orchestra in 2015. During all these years working with guest conducting and a strong commitment in development of young musicians and conducting in classical music festivals all arround the country.
Conducted in all mayor Theatres from argentina such as CCK Sala Sinfónica, Usina del Arte, Teatro Colon, Facultad de Derecho, Teatro del Libertador, Teatro del Globo, Teatro 25 de Mayo, Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, etc ...
One of the most requested (young) conductors working on argentinian international festivals with great success, pointed as one of the new generation of emerging conductors.
♦♦♦ Mayor Degree in Music - Specialization on Orchestral Conducting
(2003-2007)(UNA) National University of Arts - Music Department.
♦♦ Degree in Music - (1999-2003) UCA (Catholic University Argentina)
♦ Music Degree Instrument(Viola) (1998-2002)- Conservatorio de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Experience conducting mayor symphonic and choral-symphonic works from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Sibelius, Glazunov, Rimsky Korsakov, Borodin, Shostakovich, etc...
Experience conducting Operas from Purcell, Lully, Haendel, Mozart, Cimarosa, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, etc ...
Experience conducting & arranging works from Movies, Folk Music, Classic Tunes and Tango !!!!
Some references from other musicians
Maestro Jooyong (International orchestra conductor and university conducting techer): When on the podium, he commands the respect of both his musicians and his audience,engaging their trust with his clarity and inspiring them with his musicality. I consider Mr. Jacob to be without question one of the most gifted young conductors in Argentina.
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Berhard Scully (Canadian Brass Former Soloist and Illinois University techer): It has been a true pleasure to get to know Rodrigo and to be able to call him my friend. He is a musician of the highestorder, possessing a keen sense of phrasing, and overall musicality in his conducting. He is an especially kind person who possesses a keen intellect with an engaging demeaner. His conducting technique is excellent. He commands the stage well both in terms of his connection with the players and his connection with the audience. He has great musical instincts and especially has a wonderful sense of musical curiosity. I have often thought of him as a true musical revolutionary.
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William Westney (School of Music, Texas Tech University): He kept the standards high , wasn’t so easy to please; they had to concentrate and do their best with some rather challenging music ; yet they always felt encouraged and, in the end, did really well. In addition, I observed his remarkably graceful physical style of conducting – a pleasure to watch. Naturally balletic and at the same time clear and precise.