Krishnasol Jiménez, Laute und Barockgitarre

Krishnasol Jiménez (Switzerland/Mexico), started his musical education with
Fernando Cruz in Mexico City and later with Fernando Marimón in Alicante
and Demetrio Ballesteros and Gerardo Arriaga in Madrid, Spain. In 1999 he
travelled to Switzerland to study at the Musikhochschule Basel, where he
learnt with Oscar Ghiglia who became one of his most important musical and
artistic influences. From 2002 to 2007 he studied at the Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis with the great lutenist Hopkinson Smith, who give him an
invaluable shining example of approach to the music.

In his younger years, Jiménezʼs career got off to a flying start after winning
first prize in several guitar competitions like the Francisco Tárrega 1998 in
Vila-Real Spain, the 14th Concurso Nacional in Paracho Michoacan, Mexico,
and the 4th Concurso Nacional in Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico. He was also a
five-time winner of a scholarship from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y
las Artes (Mexico), which helped him to devote time to his studies.

He has played concerts as soloist and with many ensembles across Europe
Canada, EEUU, Japan and Mexico. He has recorded a Solo CD for the Dutch
Label Brilliant Classics with music from Robert the Visée and a CD for the
Swiss Label BMN with music of Angelo M. Bartolotti on the Sabionari guitar
(1679) from the Italian Luthier Antonio Stradivari. He recorded a CD of
Kapsperger music and live electronics with José Navarro and several others
CD with different early music Ensembles. He performed the world premiere of
two pieces, which were composed specifically for him: ill klingen (Isabel
Klaus, 2007) for theorbo solo and Iorn (Teresa Carrasco, 2008) for theorbo
and tape. Since 2007 he has taught classical guitar at the Musikschule Basel
and gives workshops on historical practice in early plucked instruments at the
Musikhochschule Luzern.