Jesus Saenz

Violin Teacher Dallas Violin, music theory Beginner to advanced All ages Classical, Baroque, Contemporary

Born in Lima, Peru, Jesus began his studies of violin with professors Jesus Peralta and Edgar Valenzuela. At age 11 he joined the National Conservatory of Music of Peru, where he studied until 2006 under Laszlo Benedeck.

Jesus has been the winner of the National Violin Competition of Peru three times, making his debut as a soloist with the orchestra of the Conservatory at age 12. He served as the concertmaster of the Children Symphony Orchestra of Peru, National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Peru, Symphony Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music, Texas Christian University symphony orchestra, and the Sinfonietta of Fort Worth.

Jesus has represented his country in the Youth Orchestra of the Andean Countries and has also been a member of the Youth Orchestra of Latin American, in which he was conducted by Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel. He was also invited to join the Youth Orchestra of the Americas for the tour in 2006.

As a soloist, Jesus has performed with the Symphony Orchestras of the National Conservatory of Music (Peru), Children and Youth Symphony Orchestras of Peru, Symphony Orchestra of Trujillo, Fort Worth Junior Youth Orchestra, the Sinfonietta of Fort Worth, and the National Symphony of Peru. Jesus has participated in masterclasses with: Jaime Laredo, Midori Goto, David Kim, The Julliard string quartet, Cavanni string quartet, Stephen Rose, among others. Jesus plays in the symphonies of Las Colinas, Plano, Irving and San Angelo.

In 2006 Jesus was granted a full tuition scholarship from Texas Christian University where he was a student of Dr Curt Thompson, and concertmaster TCU Symphony Orchestra conducted by German Gutierrez. Jesus is currently enrolled for the Performers Certificate program at SMU, and is in the studio of professor Emmanuel Borok.

I have also performed in many DFW symphony orchestras including: Plano Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Irving Symphony and TCU Symphony.