Fernando Rojas Huespe
Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Fernando Rojas Huespe first studied violin at age six with Odina Lestiani, Sebastián Masci and Rafael Gintoli. In 2013, he continued his studies at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance of Jerusalem with Maestro Roi Shiloah. In 2014, he enrolled at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, a part of the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University operating in collaboration with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), where he studied with Ilya Konovalov, Irina Svetlova and Ludmyla Feldman. Throughout his studies, Mr. Rojas Huespe has actively participated in master classes with Alberto Lysy, Lejko Spiller, Roman Spitzer, Elaine Klimasko, David Cerone, Jenia Pikovsky and Julian Rachlin.
Fernando Rojas Huespe initiated his professional career at age 10 in the Children’s Chamber Orchestra of the Libertador Theater of Córdoba. At age 12, he performed as a leader of second violins for the National University of Córdoba’s Symphonic Orchestra. He has been concertino of both the Guarnerius Chamber Orchestra and the Provincial Orchestra of Citizen Music of Córdoba and has performed in several ensembles and orchestras such as the Camerata ArgenINTA, Camerata Bariloche, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Argentina, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Tel Aviv Soloist Ensemble, the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta, the Buchmann-Mehta Symphonic Orchestra and the Madrid Symphony Orchestra of the Teatro Real. Mr. Rojas Huespe has also formed founded chamber groups in collaboration with pianist Santiago Rojas Huespe such as the Rojas Huespe Duo and the Rojas Huespe-Maltz Trio, featuring IPO cellist Enrique Maltz.
His soloist career includes national and international collaborations with the National University of Tucuman’s Symphony Orchestra, the Chaco Symphony Orchestra, the National University of Villa Maria’s Chamber Orchestra, the Argentina National Congress Chamber Orchestra, the Mexico City Chamber Orchestra, the Guadalajara Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Cuajimalpa Chamber Orchestra and the Huancayo Youth Symphony Orchestra in Peru.
He has been a member of the violin faculty of the Córdoba University of Arts. He has also taught master classes in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.
Fernando Rojas Huespe won his first award at age 12, winning first place in the 2002 Concertino Contest – Argentina under the Violin Soloist Category. In 2011, he was rewarded the National Scholarship of the National Arts Fund in Argentina as well as the FNA Tango Prize. His acknowledgements include honors and recognitions from the Mexico City Chamber Orchestra, the Córdoba Rotary Club, the Argentina National Congress, the Argentine National Secretariat of Culture, the Guancayo Town Hall and the OLEI-RAANANA “Prize of the Americas in Israel” honor diploma.