Jesús Cuesta Gordillo
Jesús Cuesta Gordillo was born in Seville (Spain) in 1999. He started studying violoncello at the age of 8 at the Cristobal de Morales Conservatory with teachers Manuel Tomillo and Pastora Domínguez. One year later, he began taking classes from Nonna Natsvlishvili, member of the Seville’s Symphonic Royal Orquestra. He is currently studying bachelor with Asier Polo and María Casado in Musikene (Higher School of Music of the Basque Country, Spain).
He has received masterclasses from such renowned musicians as Frans Helmerson, Jérôme Pernoo, Peter Bruns, Marc Coppey, Enrico Dindo, David Geringas, Gary Hoffmann, István Várdai, Lluís Claret, Kyril Zlotnikov, Viguen Sarkísov, and from Anssi Kartunnen and the composer Kaija Saariaho.
In 2011 he received the third prize of the I America Martinez Interprovincial Young Performers Competition and the first prize of the End-of-Degree Competition of the Conservatory Cristóbal de Morales, which he was studying at. In 2015 he was finalist at the XXVIII International Cello Competition in Llanes. In the same year, he performed as soloist with an orchestra conducted by Michael Thomas at the Fifth Cabra’s International Music Courses, and he also received a scholarship from Stavanger (Norway) in order to participate at the V Joaquín Turina International Chamber Music Festival.
He is currently a full member of the EUYO and of the JONDE (Spanish National Youth Orchestra), and he was also a full member of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra beetween 2014 and 2018.