¨Every single one of the works was performed with virtuosity and passion.¨ … CONARTE, Mexico
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 attended Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I) for his B.M., as a pupil of Emma Rubinstein and The Boston Conservatory at Berklee for M.M., and Graduate Performance Diploma degrees. His training at Boston as a student of Markus Placci shaped Mr. Salazar Fonseca’s career both educationally, and professionally. There he served as concertmaster of the New Music Festival Orchestra of The Boston Conservatory. While living in Boston, he played with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Cape Ann Symphony, and Boston Collaborative Opera. He also studied with Mela Tenenbaum in Brooklyn, New York City.
He recently returned to his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico to play full time as a 1st Violinist in the Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (OSUANL) and Opera Nuevo Leon, with commendation, until 2016. He has enjoyed performing in different venues around Mexico, and was showcased in the Chamber Music Festival of Nuevo Leon, Festival Internacional de Musica Mexicana, CONARTE. Other festival credits include two summers at the Brevard Music Center, the Festival Del Sole in Napa, California, and the genesis season of the Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts, collaborating with Saúl Bitrán, Adam Golka and Jan Müeller-Szeraws. He is a member of The Unitas Ensemble, Boston's Latin Orchestra.
Salazar Fonseca is a dedicated pedagogue and has recently served 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, Mexico. Currently directs the music program for autism at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. He maintains active his private studio in Boston as well his Skype studio with students across the globe.
Presently is a member of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, where he also collaborates with the Harvard Early Music Society, La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco. He has been invited to partake of the Vancouver Early Music Festival, The International Baroque Institute at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston and at The Twin Cities Early Music Festival in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Currently he has been honored as the Joseph L. Horner Scholar at The Longy School of Music of Bard College, as well as a member of Early Music America and the American Federation of Musicians.