[Rodrigo Gonzalez Jacob ]

Conductor

About


Rodrigo Gonzalez-Jacob’s musical education began with piano (Bachelor’s degree, Conservatorio Nacional de Musica), viola (Bachelor’s degree, Conservatorio de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires), composition and conducting (Licenciatura degree, Universidad Nacional de las Artes).

UNA (formerly known as the National Conservatoire of Music) School of Music was founded in 1924 and is one of the oldest and biggest music schools in Latin America.

After graduating in 2008 from the National University of Arts (UNA)(Argentina) with the highest qualification, Gonzalez-Jacob was appointed Principal Conductor of the National University of Arts String Orchestra, becoming the youngest artist to ever hold this position.

Later In 2015, Mtro. Gonzalez-Jacob was appointed as the principal conductor of the National University of Arts Academic Orchestra Program and got tenured.

Rodrigo was a selected conductor in all of his major conducting courses in Argentina and Brazil (Santo Andre-BR, 2017; Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Argentina, 2018; Teatro Colon, 2019; Curitiba-BR, 2020). He then served as a composer and arranger for musicians, music festivals, and media productions. Mr. Gonzalez-Jacob quickly became the most requested conductor of the young generation to work at international festivals.

He served as the principal guest conductor and assistant of the National Symphonic Band from 2014 to 2018, a unique 80-piece music ensemble that included mostly blind musicians.

Since 2012, he has been the director of the AMIA youth orchestra program, committed to teaching orchestral music to socially vulnerable children. This program has proven to be highly successful in developing countries and is being replicated in multiple locations.

Beginning in the fall of 2022, will Rodrigo serve as Graduate Employee in the Orchestral Conducting track at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Dr. David Jacobs.


♦♦♦ 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 !!!!


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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.

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