IMG Artists welcomes conductor and violinist, Roberto González-Monjas, to its roster for General Management. Roberto will be managed by Nicholas Mathias and Elena Kostova out of the company’s London offices.
“I feel inexplicably lucky to work alongside Elena Kostova and Nick Mathias”, Roberto said. “I am in awe of their invaluable experience, pursuit of excellence and passionate work, and I can’t wait to start this new and exciting chapter of my life with their mentorship and IMG’s vast expertise. I am so grateful for this opportunity!”
Of the signing, Nicholas Mathias says: “From the first time I met Roberto and saw him in action at the Verbier Festival a few years ago, I was immediately taken by his talent and his genuine passion for music. Since then I have been observing Roberto’s activities and development, and I am really delighted that this has now resulted in Roberto joining IMG artists for general management. Elena and I very much look forward to working with Roberto and helping him to develop his wonderful talent.”
Elena Kostova adds, “Roberto possesses a unique mixture of alluring charisma, boundless enthusiasm and fierce intelligence. He is a natural musical leader with a strong, clear vision. I couldn’t be more honoured and privileged than to join him and Nick as we start this new journey.“
Highly sought-after as a violinist and play-director, Roberto González-Monjas is rapidly making a mark as a conductor on the international scene.
Roberto’s eclectic concert diary includes regular conducting, play-directing and soloist engagements with orchestras such as the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in London, Orchestre de l’Opera National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, New World Symphony in Miami and Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra. He frequently collaborates with Ian Bostridge, Yuja Wang, Janine Jansen, Alexander Lonquich, Lisa Batiashvili, Fazil Say, Reinhard Goebel, Thomas Quasthoff, András Schiff and Kit Armstrong.
In the current and future seasons, Roberto undertakes a variety of play-direct, chamber music and conducting projects with the Musikkollegium Winterthur including a tour of Asia with the clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer. He also embarks on a European tour with the Iberacademy Orchestra and tenor Rolando Villazón, with concerts at the Lucerne Easter Festival and the Mozarteum Stiftung in Salzburg. Future guest conducting engagements include debuts with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and returns to Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon. His close collaboration with composer Richard Dubugnon has resulted in a new Violin Concerto, which Roberto will premiere in May 2018.
As a violinist, Roberto is a regular soloist at the Verbier Festival, Camerata Salzburg Mozarteum Stiftung, Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Les Musiciens du Louvre.