Professor of violin at the National Conservatory of Murcia, recitalist and soloist Joaquín Palomares has been hailed as the leading emerging violinist of his generation in his native country, Spain. Born in a small town near Valencia, he studied violin with Agustín León-Ara in Brussels and later with Aaron Rosand at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Winner of virtually every national and international prize and contest open to violinists in Spain between 1981 and 1988, he has since been heard throughout the European continent from Norway to Greece as well as in Japan and the far east.
Formerly concertmaster-director of the Chamber Orchestra of Murcia, Joaquín Palomares has also appeared as soloist with nearly every important orchestra in Spain, and at international festivals such as Santorini, Málaga, Santander and Granada. A much sought-after teacher and professor, his international master classes are always filled to capacity.