Biography

Principal Guest Conductor of the

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano

 

Associate Director of Euskadiko Orkestra

Jaume Santonja has just been announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano - formerly known as "La Verdi" - and it is associate director of  Euskadiko Orkestra - Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country - as well as guest conductor in many of the orchestras of his native Spain: National Orchestra and Choir of Spain - OCNE, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - OCV, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife - OST, Orquesta Filarmónica de Malaga, Royal Philharmonic of Galicia - RFG, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra - BOS, Oviedo Philharmonic, etc.  


Jaume has been assistant director of the renowned  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - CBSO  in the United Kingdom and has appeared at the head of the orchestras  BBC National Orchestra of Wales - BBC NOW, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra , Phion Orkest, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “LaVerdi”, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra , among others.

 

Appointments to highlight this season are his debuts with the  Hong Kong Philharmonic - HKPhl, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic  and visits to the concert seasons of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “LaVerdi”, Euskadiko Orkestra and the  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - CBSO.  

 

In June 2020 Jaume was one of the four participants in the  prestigious Ammodo conducting masterclass organized by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under the tutelage of maestro Iván Fischer.

Jaume is the founder of the AbbatiaViva music collective.

 

Santonja has been awarded in several international conducting competitions and has a Master of Music (Directing) in the  Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium) as well as a Master of Music (Percussion) in  the Amsterdam Conservatorium (Holland). Jaume is a graduate in percussion from ESMuC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona).