[Rodrigo Gonzalez Jacob ]
Argentinian/Spanish Conductor& Arranger
One of the most requested (young) conductors working in Argentinean international music festivals, he was Appointed one of the new generation of emerging conductors(YOA-FPRC).
Began in the music at a very young age, with academic studies in piano (Conservatorio Nacional de Música), viola (Conservatorio de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires), composition and conducting ( Universidad Nacional de las Artes), with almost ten years of experience as a professional viola player working in tango (El Afronte, El Arranque, Tango de Calle, BayresGotan, etc) , jazz, opera (Buenos Aires Lírica, Juventus Lírica, Teatro Avellaneda, Asociación Lírica de Buenos Aires, Teatro Español de la Pampa, Teatro 25 de Mayo, Teatro Colise, etc ... ) and classical orchestras, as well as composer & arranger for artists, music festivals (YOA-FPRC 2015, Camerata Filarmonica 2018, Festival Clasica y Lationameraca La Rioja 2019, Festival Isla Verde Bronces 2017-20), education music literature, radio, movies, internet media and television (Polka, Canal13, Metrónomo Music, Discovery Channel, Media-SO.Cal, SoundGig, AustralM) .
Education includes music degrees in viola & piano and a major degree in conducting, attended all major conducting master courses in Argentina & Brazil (Santo Andre-BR 2017, Sinfónica Nacional Argentina 2018, Teatro Colon 2019, Curitiba -BR- 2020) after graduation from National University with the highest qualifications, Was promoted to the position of conductor At National University of Arts String Orchestra in 2008, formerly known as National Conservatorie of Music founded in 1924, one of the biggest and oldest music schools with students of all latin america.
And later became principal conductor in National University of Arts Academic Orchestra in 2015. Since 2010 working with guest conducting and a strong commitment in development of young musicians from Argentina & Latin-Amérca, and conducting in classical music festivals all around the country since 2014.
Conducted in all major Theatres in Argentina including the new Centre Cultural Kirchner ( CCK ) Sala Sinfónica, Sala Argentina (CCK), Salón de Honor (CCK), Usina del Arte (Sala Sinfónica), Teatro Colon (Sala Principal), Facultad de Derecho (Sala principal), Teatro del Libertador, Teatro del Globo, Teatro 25 de Mayo, Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, in Buenos Aires.
♦♦♦ 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.