Biography

EROS JACA – BIOGRAPHY

Eros Jaca began studying cello in Ejea de los Caballeros with Aleksander Czajkowski and later in his hometown, Zaragoza, Pilar Juan. He completed his studies at the Conservatory of Music of Aragon and Musikene with teachers like Maria Casado, Damian Martinez and Asier Polo, the latter being the one that exerts a great influence on him.

Later he continued his studies of improvement in Berlin with Professor Claudio Bohorquez and then continue at the International Institute Madrid Chamber of the Superior School of Music “Reina Sofia” under the tutelage of Ralf Gothoni and Eldar Nebolsin. Currently finished his training at the Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland, under the direction of the cellist Louise Hopkins.

Throughout his career he has received advice both courses and master classes with Arto Noras, Ivan Moniguetti, Antonio Meneses, Lluis Claret, Heime Müller, Josep Maria Colom, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takács-Nagy, and members of the Cuarteto Casals and Artemis Quartett, among others.

Besides being honored in contests like “Santa Cecilia” Cello Competition in Porto (Portugal) or the National Competition “Ruberto Chapí”, won First Prize at the International Music Competition of Benidorm and the National Contest “City of Xativa”. As a musician also focuses great attention to chamber music, including: First Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Permanent, Second Prize at the San Sebastian International Competition and Special Prize at the International Competition “Mirabent i Magrans”.

During his formative years he has received generous support from government agencies such as Ministry of Culture or the Provincial de Zaragoza, and institutions suchas Albeniz, Ibercaja, Hochschule Bern, Fundación BBVA – JONDE or Lyra Stiftung Foundation.

Eros Jaca has participated in various orchestras. He was first Cello in the spanish national youth orchestra (JONDE) and in the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra; he has also been part of the european youth orchestra (EUYO) and the Orquestra Juvenil Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. The orchestras were directed by famous artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lutz Köhler and Gustavo Dudamel and appeared in venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Teatro alla Scala in Milano and Carnegie Hall in New York.

He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Camerata Aragon Orchestra Presjovem, the Budapest String Orchestra in the “Cello Festival Akademie Rutesheim” in Germany, the Chamber Orchestra of the Auditorium of Zaragoza “Enigma Group” or the Orchestra Philharmonia Sudecka in Poland. He has also made interviews and recordings for EITB, Catalunya Radio, Radio and Television of Aragón, Classical Planet and Radio Clásica, Radio National of Spàin.

Eros has performed as a soloist in some of the most prestigious concert halls worldwide, such as the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, the Palacio Eukalduna in Bilbao, St. James Picadilly in London, the Auditorio de Zaragoza, the Palau de la Musica Catalna in Barcelona and the Tonhalle Zürich. He also has participated in festivals like IMS Prussia Cove (England), JMI Kammermusik Weikersheim (Germany), Festival Musica – Musika de Bilbao, Quincena Musical Donostiarra (Spain) und am Youth Classics Festival (Switzerland).

Currently Eros Jaca is concentrating on his pedagogical education. Within the next year he will conclude his Master of Pedagogy at the Hochschule der Künste, where he is studying Cello under Prof. Conradin Brotbek.

He plays a cello built by David Ayache, 2007, plus a bow WH Fretztner 1900.

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