Adrián Linares Reyes
Adrián Linares Reyes was born in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, where he completed his initial violin studies with Tibor Kóvacks and Fernando Rodríguez Fragoso, violin teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In 2004 he entered Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Holland, completing his violin diploma with Johannes Leertouwer and a further Master title with Peter Brunt.
He took masterclasses with eminent musicians, such as Philippe Graffin, Agustín León Ara, Stefano Pagliani, or Joaquín Palomares, among others.
From early childhood on, living in the Canary Islands, Adrián Linares participated in several youth orchestras, as well as later during his studies in Holland, when he was member of the NSJO (Dutch national youth string orchestra). Throughout his education he was regularly performing as a soloist at many musical youth projects.
In 2006, he entered Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, getting to perform on Europe’s most distinguished stages, and working with internationally renowned artists, such as Sir Colin Davis, Myung-Whun Chung, the Capuçon brothers, Thomas Hampson, Nicolaj Znaider, or Susan Graham. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as principal and co-principal of the second violins of the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra.
Deeply interested in performing ancient music, Adrián Linares Reyes studied baroque violin in Amsterdam with Johannes Leertouwer, Franc Polma, and Antoinette Lohmann, whilst receiving further training in Spain with Emilio Moreno. He regularly collaborated with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Orquesta Barroca de Palma de Mallorca, Camerata Boccherini, and De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, of which he is a founding member. Furthermore, in 2012, he founded the ensemble El Afecto Ilustrado together with Spanish cembalist Pablo Márquez.
In 2010, he entered the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in north Spain, getting the opportunity to play under conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Sir Nelville Marriner, Carlo Rizzi, Dima Slobodeniouk, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Marc Albrecht, or Jean-Jacques Kantorow, as well as with soloists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Sarah Chang, Ning Feng, or Lars Vogt. In 2014, he became principal of the second violins at this orchestra, position he presently holds.
Adrián Linares Reyes is also actively involved in his orchestra’s educational program, coaching both chidren’s as well as youth orchestra, apart from performing educational concerts on a regular basis with his group Arcosiris.