Roberto González-Monjas

Current as of May 2024

Highly sought-after both as a conductor and as a violinist, Roberto González-Monjas has rapidly made an international name for himself. Since 2021 he is chief conductor of Musikkollegium Winterthur in Switzerland, and since the 2022/23 season he is principal guest conductor of the Belgian National Orchestra. Since the start of the 2023/24 season he is music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, and from September 2024 he takes up the position of chief conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. The swedish Dalasinfoniettan have named him their honorary conductor, following a four-year tenure as their chief conductor.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include Puccini’s La bohème at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the world premiere of Diana Syrse’s Quetzalcoátl with Musikkollegium Winterthur, Respighi’s Roman Trilogy at the Barbican Hall, a tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra through South Korea and performances with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg at the Mozartwoche and the Salzburg Festival. He also makes his debuts with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Roberto González-Monjas began his career as a solo violinist, orchestra leader and chamber musician. He performs regularly at the festivals of Salzburg, Grafenegg, Lucerne, Verbier and Lockenhaus, and works frequently with singers and instrumentalists including Joyce DiDonato, Ian Bostridge, Yuja Wang, Hilary Hahn, Andreas Ottensamer, Lisa Batiashvili, Fazıl Say, Reinhard Goebel, Thomas Quasthoff, András Schiff, Jan Lisiecki, Yeol Eum Son and Kit Armstrong.

With the conductor Alejandro Posada he founded the Iberacademy in Colombia, to train and promote talented young musicians.
Roberto González-Monjas also serves as a violin professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and regularly mentors and conducts the Guildhall School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras at the Barbican Hall in London.
He plays a 1710 Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae violin kindly loaned to him by five Winterthur families and the Rychenberg Foundation.

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