Dr. Jaime Gorgojo
Dr. Jaime Gorgojo frequently appears as a soloist and chamber musician both nationally and internationally, in a variety of roles and styles. Recent appearances include recitals and live broadcasts in national radio at the Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, Grand Teton Music Festival, Symphony Center Presents Chamber Music, and the Banff Performing Arts Centre, collaborating with artists such as YoYo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Corky Siegel. In 2010 he became Concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and often appears as guest Concertmaster with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and other groups in the Chicago metropolitan area. During the summer festival circuit, Dr. Gorgojo has performed opera, symphonic and chamber music concerts at the Lyrique-en-Mer Festival in the French Brittany and with Lorin Maazel and the Castleton Festival, performing at the Royal Opera House in Oman, the Aviva Centre in Toronto and sharing the stage with actors Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.
An avid explorer of different musical styles, Dr. Gorgojo is first violin with Corky Siegel´s Chamber Blues, an internationally acclaimed ensemble that takes on the juxtaposition of blues and classical styles. Upcoming engagements include concerts at the Strathmore Hall in Washington DC and Mexico DF.
Dr. Gorgojo combines his performing career with his pedagogic vocation. He is faculty at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where he teaches violin, viola and chamber music, and Founder and Artistic Director of CCMF (Chicago Chamber Music Festival at NEIU), a summer program for young talented musicians.
Dr. Gorgojo received his Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University in October 2013 with a thesis on the works for solo violin by Spanish violinists Manuel Quiroga and Jesús de Monasterio. He is the winner of the “Juventudes Musicales de Madrid Award” and recipient of the prestigious “La Caixa Fellowiship”, Spanish Culture Minister Scholarship.