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Jesús Pacheco

Jesús Pacheco obtained his bachelor’s degree in percussion from the Seville Conservatory in Spain. As a young musician, he was part of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra under the baton of Michael Thomas -former concertmaster of the BBC London- , and  the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, directed by maestro Daniel Baremboim.

Jesús has performed at the Festivalensemble in Stuttgart, Germany, and served as a timpanist with the Bach Collegium -Stuttgart Bachakademie- both under the direction of Helmut Rilling, touring through Europe and China. In Southern Spain -Andalusia-, Jesús was a regular working with the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Sevilla,  and the Cordoba Symphony Orchestra, as well as other music ensembles devoted to early and contemporary music, and created and performed with his Percussion quartet Hits-Palis. 

During his time living in Houston, TX., Jesús has collaborated with Bach Society Houston, The Houston Brass Band, Octave Illusion, and often performs with Mercury Houston, The Magnolia City Brass Band, Ars Lyrica Houston, Apollo Chamber Players, and the Houston Brass Quintet, among others. Along with his wife, Mezzo-Soprano Cecilia Duarte, Jesús has co-curated Orígenes, and Contemplation in Light, both community programs created for Ars Lyrica Houston promoting Latin American Baroque music, and meditational Chant with improvisatory percussion. 

A versatile musician, Jesús also can be found playing Flamenco music or Latin Jazz in the Houston area with different artists. Late performances include  his debut with Houston Grand Opera in Suite Española 2: Exploring the Caribbean and his debut with the famous Early Music Ensemble The Newberry Consort in Chicago.

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