Jesús Pacheco obtained his bachelor’s degree in percussion from the Superior Conservatory in Seville, Spain. As a young musician, he was part of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra (OJA) under the baton of Michael Thomas, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, directed by 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 the 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 Chant.
A versatile musician, Jesús can be found playing Latin Jazz with the Mateo Orozco and Bumerán band, and Flamenco music in the Houston area. Later performances include his debut with Houston Grand Opera in Suite Española 2: Exploring the Caribbean.