Violinist Jesus Linarez began his musical studies in Venezuela, at the Music Conservatory “Vicente Emilio Sojo.” Linarez worked with Maestro Jose Francisco del Castillo for 7 years at the Latin American Academy and was a member of the Venezuelan orchestra organization, “El Sistema”, serving as a principal with the 2017 National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Linarez participated in tours with three different Venezuelan orchestras: The National Youth Orchestra, the Teresa Carreno Youth Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, performing in important European cities including Berlin, Munich, Barcelona, Toulouse, London, and prestigious symphony halls as Berlin Philarmoniker and the “Palau de la Musica Catalana” in Barcelona.
Linarez also grew up as a pianist at the Music Conservatory “Vicente Emilio Sojo” where, at the age of 10, performed his first piano concerto with the Lara Symphony Orchestra. He studied piano for seven years under the guidance of Rosa Maria Pimentel, and he currently serves as a piano accompanist at Roosevelt University, at Mrs Almita Vamos’ Violin Studio.
Linarez has performed as a violin soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, the Lara Symphony Orchestra and the Caracas Symphony Orchestra.. He has also worked with world renowned conductors including Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Simon Rattle.
Linarez is the winner of the first prize of the 2021 Chicago Violin Competition, finalist of the Skokie Valley Orchestra Concerto Competition of 2019, Aeolian Classic Emerging ArtistCompetition 2020.
Linarez currently studies with Mrs. Almita Vamos at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago.
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