About me

Jesús Naveira is currently the newly appointed Conductor of the Republic of Karelia Musical Theatre for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. Since May 2018, Naveira has been appearing as Guest Conductor of the St. Petersburg Festival Ballet at the Hermitage Theatre. He is also the Chief Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Bierzo as well as a regular Guest Conductor of the Karelian State Philharmonic Orchestra.

Having become a Finalist in the Matačić International Competition for Conductors in 2015, Naveira has had the opportunity to work with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. In St. Petersburg he is in demand working regularly with ensembles such as the State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Horn Orchestra of Russia, State Hermitage Orchestra, St. Petersburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and Zazerkalie Theatre Symphony Orchestra, appearing in various prestigious venues across the city including the Philharmonic Hall, Court Chapel, Glazunov Concert Hall, Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Gavrila Derzhavin Estate Museum and as well as in Palaces of Sheremetev, Tauride, Oranienbaum, Beloselsky-Belozersky and Peterhof. On these stages Naveira has collaborated with international soloists such as Soyoung Yoon, Denis Kozhukhin, Mikhail Pochekin and Sofja Gülbadamova.

Having already established himself as a professional violinist, Naveira took to study conducting at the Saint Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory under Anatoly Rybalko where he graduated with Distinction in 2016. Furthermore, he studied with notable conductors such as Alexander Polyanichko, Colin Metters, Peter Stark, Vassily Sinaisky and Nicholas Carthy in master-classes. Naveira has also received advice from artists such as Yuri Temirkanov, Valeri Gergiev and Semyon Bychkov.

During the 2017/2018 season, Naveira has conducted over 40 symphonic and theatre performances for the Karelian and St. Petersburg audiences including productions of the operas Iolanta, La Traviata, Carmen, Barber of Seville and ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Further engagements in the following seasons include repertoire such as Giselle, Eugene Onegin, Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus as well as a world premiere of a new opera production The Prisoner of Karelia.