Music Director –
Galicia Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor (from 2024/25) –
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Principal Conductor –
Musikkollegium Winterthur
Principal Guest Conductor –
Belgian National Orchestra
Music Director –
Iberacademy Orchestra
Honorary Conductor –


Highly sought-after as a conductor and violinist, Roberto González-Monjas is rapidly making a mark on the international scene. A natural musical leader with strong vision and clarity, he possesses a unique mixture of remarkable personal charisma, an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and fierce intelligence. He is Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur in Switzerland (since August 2021), Music Director of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in Spain (since August 2023), and designate Chief Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, (beginning September 2024). In addition, Roberto is Principal Guest Conductor of the Belgian National Orchestra (since September 2022) and Artistic Director of Iberacademy in Colombia. The Dalasinfoniettan in Sweden named him Honorary Conductor following a four-year tenure as their Chief Conductor.

Highlights of the 23/24 season include Puccini’s La Bohème at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Respighi’s Roman Trilogy at the Barbican Hall, the world première of Diana Syrse’s “Quetzalcoátl”, a South Korean tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and appearances at the Mozartwoche and the Salzburg Festival with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. In the 23/24 season, Roberto makes debuts with the Orchestre National Capitole Toulouse, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and returns to Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. In the upcoming seasons, Roberto makes further debuts with ensembles such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Baltimore Symphony and Spanish National Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Roberto began his career as a solo violinist, orchestral leader and chamber musician, appearing as such in the Salzburg, Grafenegg, Lucerne, Verbier and Lockenhaus Festivals. Roberto frequently collaborates with singers and instrumentalists including Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, Ian Bostridge, Andrè Schuen, Hilary Hahn, Lisa Batiashvili, Clara Jumi-Kang. Andreas Ottensamer, Fazil Say, Reinhard Goebel, Thomas Quasthoff, András Schiff, Jan Lisiecki, Kirill Gerstein, Yeol Eum Son, Alexandre Kantorow , Paul Lewis, Kit Armstrong, Steven Isserlis and Emmanuel Ceysson.

Passionate and dedicated to education and nurturing new generations of talented musicians, Roberto co-founded Iberacademy (Ibero-American Orchestral Academy) together with conductor Alejandro Posada. This institution aims at creating an efficient and sustainable model of musical education in Latin America, focusing on vulnerable segments of the population and supporting highly talented young musicians. While based in Medellín (Colombia), it also operates in Bolivia, Perú, Chile and Cuba, providing its students with life-changing opportunities. In the same line of work, Roberto embarked on a European tour with the Sinfonía por el Perú orchestra and star tenor Juan Diego Flórez, with concerts at the Salzburg, Lucerne and Gstaad summer Festivals. Roberto also serves as a violin professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and regularly mentors and conducts the Guildhall School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras at the Barbican Hall in London.

“Mozart Serenades”, Roberto’s newest CD recording with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg for Berlin Classicas, has garnered international praise since its release in Summer 2023. His recordings with the Musikkollegium Winterthur display Roberto’s variety of styles and interests, featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schoeck, Prokofiev, CPE Bach, Tarrodi and Saint-Saens. A frequent collaborator of Berlin Baroque Soloists, Roberto contributed as a soloist to their Sony Classical release of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti conducted by Reinhard Goebel.

Roberto served as concertmaster of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for six years and as the leader of the Musikkollegium Winterthur until summer 2021. He plays a 1710 Giuseppe Guarnieri ‘filius Andreae’ violin kindly loaned to him by five Winterthur families and the Rychenberg Stiftung.

Portrait of Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas by Marco Borregreve.