Jesús Amigo

 

Jesús Amigo has been tightly linked to music since his early childhood .It was his father, at that moment leader of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, who introduced him to this enthralling world. Later on he attended the Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga Conservatory in Bilbao, studying piano, composition and flute.


He graduated in Orchestral Conducting with maestro Octav Calleya and perfected his studies with maestros Enrique García Asensio, Antoni Ros Marbá  and  Sergiu Comissiona.


It was decisive in his career to come into contact with Sergiu Celibidache and Carlo Maria Giulini through their frequent concerts and conferences in Madrid.


Amigo´s carrer as a conductor started with the lead of the Madrid Real Conservatorio de Musica´s Symphony Orchestra ( 1995-1999 ) and that centre´s Grupo de Música Contemporánea. With these groups he worked extensively as a teacher and as a concert artist. His performances in the Auditorio Nacional de Música and the Musikfestpiele Saar ( 1999 ) received great compliments from the critics. In 2000 he was nominated Leading Director of the Extremadura Symphony Orchestra; in only seven years they have swept the public and critics off their feet with their high-quality performances as well as their ambitious and attractive program.