biography

Jaume Santonja


Associate Conductor: Euskadiko Orkestra/Basque National Orchestra
Assistant Conductor: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Founder: AbbatiaViva music collective

Jaume Santonja is recently appointed as Associate Conductor of the Euskadiko Orkestra (Basque National Orchestra) in San Sebastian. Since 2018 he’s also Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). 

Jaume got great success on his debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the RTVE Orchestra of Madrid as well as in his first subscription concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra into his centenary season celebration:
“Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 is wonderfully deft and deceptively simple, with dark undertones; like Dickens’ writings on childhood. Santonja balanced ebullience, the lashings of percussion and the final madcap gallop, with pathos; its quiet ending with death as the winding down of a music box mechanism.”- Slipped Disc  

Jaume was selected among the four most promising ...

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Diario de Navarra

Thu 18 Feb 2021

Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi. Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Baluarte de Pamplona

Diario Levante

Wed 16 Sep 2020

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. Jornada de puertas abiertas.

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