is a wonderful violinist with brilliant musical instincts. His
performance of my Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra and my
violin and piano sonata were breathtaking. His love for his art
is evident in every phrase he plays, and I am thrilled to
endorse him.” (John Corigliano, American
composer, winner of the Oscar Academy Award and a Pulitzer
Born in Valladolid (Spain) in 1988, Roberto
González-Monjas has quickly become a sought-after musician in the orchestral,
chamber music and educational fields.
is prize winner of several international competitions, such as the ‘Ruggiero
Ricci’ Competition in Salzburg and the Concours de musique et d’art
dramatique Léopold Bellan in Paris, as well as of various Spanish prizes.
is a passionate concertmaster: he is the leader of the
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, of the Winterthur
Musikkollegium and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra; besides, he guest leads Les Musiciens du
Louvre Grenoble, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Barcelona and Galician Symphony
Orchestras as well as other international ensembles.
active chamber musician, he is the primarius of the Winterthurer
Streichquartett and has also performed with artists such as Ana Chumachenco,
Lukas Hagen, Janine Jansen, Alessandro Carbonare, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Wolfgang Boettcher,
Kit Armstrong and Thomas Riebl; besides, he has collaborated with composers
John Corigliano, Lera Auerbach and Fazil Say.
and social projects have become an important part of Roberto’s life: in
September 2013 he became one of the youngest ever violin professors at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London); in addition, he has developed a
long-lasting collaboration with the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra and Academy
in Colombia. Here his work goes from individual teaching to orchestral
training, chamber music workshops and performances. Further activities include
coaching the Verbier Festival Summer Camp and Amateur Chamber Music Week.
studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Igor Ozim, and at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with David Takeno. Moreover, he
has been deeply influenced by musical contact with John Corigliano, Ana
Chumachenco, Nikolaj Znaider, Reinhard Goebel, Charles Dutoit, Leonidas
Kavakos, Zakhar Bron, Franz Welser-Möst, Christian Tetzlaff, Lukas Hagen, Rainer
Schmidt and Ferenc Rados.
Roberto plays a violin built in 2011 by Stephan von Baehr.