BIOGRAPHY

Principal organist at the Cathedral of Leon.

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Jiménez Martínez studied organ at the “Ángel Barrios” Professional Music
Conservatory in Granada with Juan María Pedrero, completing the Higher Level organ degree in the “Joaquín Rodrigo” Higher Music Conservatory in Valencia with Professor Carlos H. Paterson, achieving the highest grades.
He has received additional training from internationally renowned teachers in the International Organ Academy in Granada (6 courses), International Organ Academy in Mataró (1 course), International Organ Programme in Tordesillas (1 course), National Programme for Liturgical Organists (5 courses), “Brillant Magnus Quintet” Programme (3 courses), and Timorgelfest Programme (Romania, 1 course).
He has given recitals, both as a soloist and as accompanist or as part of orchestral ensembles, in a range of programmes and festivals such as the Timorgelfest International Festival (Timisioara, Romania), International Organ Series at the Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (Rome, Italy), International Organ Series at the Co-cathedral of Castellón, Organ Festival at las Cinco Cillas (Aragón), International Congress of Pueri Cantores (Paris and Rome), International Music and Dance Festival of Granada (FEX), International Cavaillé-Coll in Seville, International Organ Series at the Cathedral of Leon, and the Organ Series in Cabra (Cordoba), International Organ Series of Panamá, International Organ Series of. Covadonga, etc.
He has performed with musical ensembles such as Schola Gregoriana Hispana, Illiber Ensemble, Mediterranean Chamber Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Granada, “Marquesado del Zenete” Chamber Orchestra (being the founder and artistic director), etc. He has directed and coordinated the two International Sacred Music Programmes in Guadix (in cooperation with the University of Granada and the Diocese of Guadix), alongside important international sacred music festivals. He currently directs the International Organ Series at the Cathedral of Leon. He also directs the International Sacred Music Course in the Monastery of St Mary of Carbajal in Leon.
He oversaw the restoration of the historic organ (1785) in the parish of Aldeire (Granada) with a 5-year series of fundraising concerts. He has been a teacher of keyboard instruments and music appreciation in the SCAEM Centre of Musical Studies (Granada).
He is a graduate of Ecclesiastical Studies, Master in Systematic Theology, and is currently undertaking a doctorate in theology with a thesis on the theological-musical symbolism of the aesthetics in the works of Bach in the University of Loyola in Andalusia.