The youngest talent (Las Provincias Newspaper, 10.07.21)

CONCERT Works by Barber, Mozart, Offenbach, Delibes and Bartok. Nostrum Mare Camerata. C. Soler and J. Christensen. Olympia Theatre, July 5, 2021 The Nostrum Mare Camerata made its debut, under the aegis of C. Soler. The group is a chamber ensemble of young musicians. Maestro Soler directed the first two pieces: Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. From the very beginning, the quality of the sound was amazing, particularly in the strings, that for long passages sounded like a consolidated professional ensemble. Soler, once again, demonstrated his great talent for bringing out the best of any … Read more

Jacobo Christensen and Cristóbal Soler create a chamber orchestra of young musicians (Levante, 07.07.2021)

 This Monday, Nostrum Mare Camerata, with musicians between the ages of 20 to 25, made its debut at the Olympia Theatre M.M. | València The Nostrum Mare Camerata Orchestra, founded and led by the the 21 year-old violinist from Valencia Jacobo Christensen, made its debut last Monday at Valencia’s Olympia Theatre in an inaugural concert played to a full house whose clamorous applause was rewarded with three encores.  The twenty two members of the orchestra, under the aegis of honorary conductor Cristóbal Soler of Valencia, are all young musicians between the ages of 20 and 25. Cristóbal Soler is the … Read more

ESMSR · Disassembling the orchestra: the violin

How does a violin sound? What is your role in the orchestra? Violinist Jacobo Christensen explains what his instrument is like, with examples from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year. In ‘Disassembling the orchestra’ you have the opportunity to learn about all the instruments of the orchestra from the hand of their interpreters. Transcript & translation (coming soon) Source: ESMRS YouTube Channel

Nov 1, 2020 >Jacobo Christensen & Dúo Apellániz | L’Almodí (Valencia) [CANCELED]

The Palau de la Música de Valencia dedicates the cycle «Cambra al Palau» 2020 to the figure of Beethoven, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth. All the concerts will be held at the Almudín, and tickets are already available for sale. Jacobo Christensen (violin) & Dúo Apellániz (David Apellániz, cello and Carlos Apellániz, piano) will perform piano trios No. 5 and No. 7. The concert, initially scheduled for Saturday, June 20 and November 1 afterwards, unfortunately had to be canceled.

Interview in Beat Valencia #116 (Feb. 2019)

“Classical music is not a fast-moving consumer product. You have to stop and think, study and analyse it. It makes you introspective. And of course it makes you feel things.”Jacobo Christensen has been appearing on stage from a very early age. And in spite of his youth, this violinist from Valencia has a dizzying curriculum vitae. He has played in the United States and Switzerland. And in August he is slated to play several concerts in China.  In Valencia’s Symphony Hall, he performed Astor Piazzolla’s tangos and Aguafuertes Porteños (in a concert he will reprise on October 2). But before … Read more

«In Spain it is hard to get young people to overcome their prejudice against classical music» (Levante, 15.03.2018)

That young violin virtuoso from Valencia has turned into a young man of 18 who has played with orchestras around the world and taken lessons from musicians the likes of Zakhar Bron. This evening, he will play at the Valencia Symphony Hall.   Today at 20:00 the Iturbi Auditorium will provide the stage for a multimedia show “Casual Concert & Lounge”, with the Valencia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Díaz performing works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Sarasate and Saint-Saëns. The young violinist Jacobo Christensen will put his “Stradivarius” at the service of the last two composers. The music … Read more

«It is through art that society expresses freedom» (Levante, 13.12.2015)

A 16 year old violinist. Acclaimed for his extraordinary musical sensitivity, this young violinist from Valencia will present his first CD today in the Valencia Ateneo at 19:00, performing pieces by Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Sarasate and Kreisler. He held his first violin when he was two and half years old and began playing in public when he was five. He has been the laureate of prestigious international competitions and has performed in the United States, Switzerland and Denmark. Jacobo Christensen (Valencia, 1999) picked up his first violin when he was two and a half and by five was already playing in … Read more

«Seeing my violin as a game made me love music» (Levante, 21.09.2015)

At just 15 years of age, the violinist from Valencia Jacobo Christensen has conquered Europe and the United States. In his young career, he has had the opportunity to play with prestigious orchestras. Concerts in Italy, Denmark and Switzerland and a tour through California last April. Nothing is standing in the way of Jacobo Christensen, the violinist from Valencia who at just 15 years old has played with prestigious international orchestras and has had as maestros eminent musicians like Zakhar Bron. Born in Valencia, with a father from Denmark and a mother from Spain, early on he showed his special … Read more

Painting Sound (Levante, 15.12.2015)

For the last five years, Jacobo Christensen Fabuel, age 17, has been amazing people for various reasons: he produces a sound — and what a sound! — that is fluid and bright and that, without doubt,  he will expand over time, to broach the most demanding pieces. His technical skills, developed through diligent study with his teachers, give him total freedom to delve into pieces that allow him to fly, without losing sight of the centre of gravity that must keep every musician’s feet on the ground. In  a multidisciplinary event (complete with videoclip, poetry reading and dancers) the violinist … Read more

More than a prodigy (Levante, 22.09.2013)

Only a prodigy can play the violin really well at the age of fourteen; to do it as well as Jacobo Christensen (Valencia, 1999) does takes more than a prodigy. That is something that only a few privileged young players can achieve, among the very few who are able to play the violin really well at that age. Technically, Christensen still has room for growth; he could tighten up a note here and there, for example. But he has already mastered the hardest part: on the one hand, he coaxes out a warm, almost human sound. On the other, he … Read more