Jesus Linarez – 1st Prize Senior Artist 2021

Venezuelan violinist, Jesus Linarez (22yrs) at the Music Conservatory “Vicente Emilio Sojo”. Jesus studied for 7 years with Maestro Jose Francisco del Castillo at the Latin American Academy and was a member of the Venezuelan orchestra organization, “El Sistema”, being principal at the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Linarez participated in several tours with three different orchestra such as the National Youth Orchestra, the Teresa Carreno Youth Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, traveling around some important European cities as Berlin, Munich, Barcelona, Toulouse, London, and prestigious symphony halls as Berlin Philarmoniker and the “Palau de la Musica Catalana” in Barcelona.

He has performed as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, Lara Symphony Orchestra and the Caracas Symphony Orchestra all around Venezuela. He has also worked with world known conductors including Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Simon Rattle. 

Linarez is one of the six finalists of the Skokie Valley Orchestra Concerto Competition of 2019, Aeolian Classic Emerging Artist Competition 2020, and he is the recipient of a violin by Alfredo Contino 1920, courtesy of Guarneri Hall NFP and Darton & Hersh Fine Violins, Chicago. He is currently student of Mrs. Almita Vamos at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago.