Antonio Jiménez by Lisa Homer

Spanish trombonist Antonio Jiménez-Marín is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of his instrument. His activities span across solo recitals, lectures, improvisations, ensemble music and as a chamber musician to various formations. Antonio has participated in international music festivals such as Aldeburgh Festival, Paris Manifest, London Proms, Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern and Zeiträume Basel, and he has worked with, amongst others, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien and Collegium Novum Zürich.

Founding member of the Glasgow New Music Expedition, Black Page Orchestra, Neon Ensemble and Ensemble E7.2; Alumni from IEMA, Basel Zone Experimentale and Lucerne Festival Academy; and a regular guest with les trombones du bâle and the composers slide quartet; Antonio has also performed with orchestras such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. Since 2017 he has a duo voice and trombone with the Swiss Soprano Viviane Hasler.

Antonio studied music and trombone in Granada (BMus), Glasgow (MMus), Frankfurt (IEMA-Master) and Basel (MA). In 2017 Antonio received the “Master of Arts for Specialized Performance of Contemporary Music” at the Basel Musikakademie with distinction, where he studied with Mike Svoboda. Since 2013 Antonio has been the Artistic Director of FIMLuque in his homeland, a new music festival in a rural location.