Jacobo Christensen Fabuel
Danish-Spanish violinist Jacobo Christensen Fabuel was born in Valencia, Spain, on the 25th August 1999. Introduced to music by his mother, he began studying violin before the age of three. He has studied with Catalina Roig, Vicente Balaguer, Mikhail Spivak, Sergey Ostrowsky and Jesus Debón. In May 2014 he was accepted into the studio of the teacher Yuri Volguin.
In April 2013 Jacobo won the first prize in the “Concurs International de Jeunes Musiciens Crescendo” in Genève, and participated in the final concert conducted by the violinist Sergey Ostrovsky with whom he currently recieves lessons. In May of the same year he was awarded First Place in his category from both the “Concurso International de Violín Pozuelo de Alarcón”, in Madrid and the “III Concurso del Festival para Jóvenes Intérpretes de Canet” (Valencia). He then went on to win the “Concurso del Festival AIMS in Solsona” (Lleida), and appeared along with the AIMS Orchestra in the closing concert under baton of Sergey Ostrovsky.
Jacobo began publically performing at the age of five. He has given concerts in San Miniato (Italy 2011), Skive, Thisted, Nykoebing (Denmark 2011 and 2014), Genève (Switzerland 2013) and throughout Spain. In February 2013 he performed G. Tartini´s Violin Concerto in D minor with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia (Cullera) conducted by Salvador Sebastià. In June 2013 he was invited by the Master Chamber Players to perform both J.S. Bach´s Violin Concerto in D minor and Tartini´s Violin Concerto in D minor conducted by Ricardo Casero.
He is a member of Trio Ignis, along with pianist Carlos Apellániz and cellist Jorge Fanjul.
In September 2014 he was praised by the Valencian press as ¨more than a prodigy¨ following his concert in the Palau de la Música Valencia, where he performed Mendelssohn´s Violin Concerto in E minor.
Jacobo has recently made a recording of Saint-Saens´Carnival of the Animals. His future projects include concerts in Genèva, Valencia, and Denmark and recordings for the record label GadGad music.
Jacobo plays a Gaetano Sgarbotto 1920.