Roberto González-Monjas, Violin
Praised for his versatility and engagement in a broad span of projects and musical areas, Roberto González-Monjas has quickly become a sought-after musician with an exciting career. At just 29 years old he is the concertmaster of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Musikkollegium Winterthur, as well as a violin professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and Joint Artistic Director of the Medellín Philharmonic Academy in Colombia.
His busy schedule focuses as well on conducting and directing: during this season he will have the chance to debut at the helm of L’Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, as well as returning to the New World Symphony in Miami, the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra and the Musikkollegium Winterthur among other ensembles. Other significant engagements include concerts with Ian Bostridge, Yuja Wang, Alexander Lonquich, Andreas Ottensamer, Daniil Trifonov, Fazil Say and Kit Armstrong. Recordings in preparation include Mozart’s “Haffner” Serenade with the Musikkollegium Winterthur for Claves Records, as well as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti with the Berlin Baroque Soloists and Reinhard Goebel for Sony Classical.
Roberto is a regular guest at the Verbier Festival, collaborates with institutions such as the New World Symphony in Miami, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Les Musiciens du Louvre, and he is the Artist in Residence of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra in Valladolid, his hometown in Spain.
He plays a violin built by Giuseppe Guarnieri ‘filius Andreae’ in 1710, thanks to the generosity of five Winterthur families and the Rychenberg Stiftung.