Carlos Jaquez, Violin(back to musicians page)
"All good things to those who know to wait… practicing !!!"
Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky
Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Mahler, Brahms, Mozart, and Debussy
Love sports .... Travel... Drive sport American muscle cars... Music and arts with my kids
If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
Salzburg or Spain
Carlos Jaquez is an in demand violinist that performs with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Pops, and The Florida Lakes Symphony. In previous seasons, Jaquez maintained a demanding international performance schedule, performing in Germany, the Slovak Republic, Austria and Hungary, as well as
the Caribbean and throughout the United States. Having played as principal violin with the Miami City Ballet orchestra.
He has been concertmaster for the University Baptist Church Christmas pageant and Sociedad pro-arte Gratelli of MIAMI. Principal with Miami Symphony and Ars flores Symphony, where he continues as a mentor. In June of 2000, he made his memorable Carnegie Hall debut with the Miami Symphony. He wasprincipal violinist with the San Francisco Sinfonietta for their European tour, as well as recording an album.
Jaquez was born in the Dominican Republic. He began his violin training in Santiago with Hilda Baez and later in Santo Domingo with Frank Hernandez, Zvezdana Radojkovic (at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica) and Jacinto Gimbernard. At the age of sixteen, he was one of the youngest violinists in history to join the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of his country, where he played from 1987 to 1998. He also studied with Hans-Christian Siegert in Dusseldorf, Germany. Was violin professor at the Carol Morgan School and the Academia Dominicana de Musica both in Santo Domingo and has kept a very busy private teaching studio in Hollywood, Florida. Carlos has arranged music for the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional as well as for different ensembles of pop and classical music recordings and was the music director and producer of “Mozaribe”, the only one merengue orchestra with solo classical violin. He has been soloist and chamber music player for the New Music Ensemble of FIU in different venues and festivals, giving him the opportunity to work with some of the most important contemporary composers.
In January, 2001 at the Music of the Americas Festival in Miami he performed works by Schwartz, Flores-Chaviano, and Max Lifschitz. Carlos was selected from the complete string class of FIU to play at The Festival String Quartet and as soloist.
From 1998-2002, Jaquez studied at Florida International University, with a full scholarship from FIU’S School Of Music and the Latin American And Caribbean Center, with the American violinist and pedagogue Cathy Meng-Robinson, violin, and with the Miami String Quartet, chamber music. He has taken master classes with Peter Michalica in Bratislava, Ludwig Muller, concertmaster of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the legendary virtuoso Isaac Stern.
Carlos Jaquez has been invited to play as soloist on the 2001 American summer tour with the highly acclaimed Czech Virtuosi, and will record with them CD of Vivaldi violin concert. He plays with two violins, one made by Stefano Scarampella, made in Mantova, Italy in 1891, and another made by Sergio Peresson in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in 1972. He plays with two bows, One by Alfred Lamy and another by Louis Morizot. Both were made in Paris.