Never one to shy away from being unconventional, Job Salazar Fonseca stands out as an accomplished and passionate young Mexican-American violinist. This, along with his vivid and memorable performances, has made him sought after for projects in Mexico and beyond. Salazar Fonseca draws people in as he plays, and is frequently approached by patrons who applaud him for the engaging and charming way he shares music.
Salazar Fonseca attended Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I) for his B.M., and The Boston Conservatory (BOCO) for M.M., and G.P.D. degrees. At BYU-I as a student of Emma Rubinstein, Salazar Fonseca was the winner of the 2010 BYU-I concerto competition, performing an engaging Zigenuerwiesen.
Salazar Fonseca and his quartet won the Boise Chamber Music series Young Artists string quartet competition by unanimous vote in 2008. He has an affinity for Baroque Music and attended the Early Music Vancouver Festival in 2010. He was concertmaster of the baroque ensemble while at BYU-I, and brought baroque music and techniques to students in Las Vegas in 2010 while completing an externship there.
His training at BOCO as a student of Markus Placci shaped Mr. Salazar Fonseca’s career both educationally, and professionally. While living in Boston, he played with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Cape Ann Symphony, and Boston Lyric Opera. He also studied with Mela Tenenbaum in Brooklyn, New York City.
He has recently returned to his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico to play as a 1st Violinist in the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (OSUANL), with commendation. He has enjoyed performing in different venues around Monterrey, and most recently as part of the chamber music festival of Nuevo Leon 2015.
Other festival credits include two summers at the Brevard Music Center, the Festival Del Sole in Napa, California, and most recently the 2014 genesis season of the Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts, collaborating with Saúl Bitrán, Adam Golka and Jan Müeller-Szeraws.
Salazar Fonseca is a dedicated pedagogue and has recently been appointed as violin professor at the music school of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), and at the Escuela de Artes Musicales (EDAM), in Monterrey.