Jimena Rodríguez San Miguel

Jimena Rodríguez San Miguel

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 2001. Since 2018, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair with professor Duncan McTier. She has been granted a tuition scholarship by Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. In 2020 she received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair.

She studied at the Adolfo Salazar Conservatory with Daniel Machado and has received masterclasses from de Ernst Weissensteiner, Antonio García Araque, Christine Hoock, Jeff Bradetich, Luis Fonseca, Matthew McDonald and Janne Saksala.

She has been a member of the BBVA Camerata and Madrid’s Youth Orchestra and Choir. She has performed as soloist at the National Auditorium (2016). In 2017 she was admitted to the Music Up Close Network programme of the Yehudi Menuhin International Foundation (Belgium). She has also participated in the Side by Side programme of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the baton of de Semyon Bychkov (2018) as well as in the Talents Project of Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Sinfonietta conducted by maestro Jorge Rotter, as well as that of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös during the Santander Music and Academy Encounter. She is currently a member of the Vivaldi Estaciones Ensemble, the Unidad Editorial Bottesini Double Bass Quartet and the Barroco Ensemble.