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Carlos Jimenez Fernadez

Principal Trombone at New York City Ballet Orchestra

Carlos Jiménez Fernández became Principal Trombonist at New York City Ballet in the Spring of 2022. He frequently performs with ensembles such as the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic. He has also appeared with the All-Star Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Spain and as guest Principal Trombone with the London Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Carlos has performed and recorded trombone quartet music and took part in the American Brass Quintet Seminar at The Juilliard School for four years. His brass quintet attended the Aspen Music Festival in 2021. Carlos has also been a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra.

In addition to presenting world premiers of trombone, ensemble, and orchestral repertoire, Carlos’ broad musical interests have led him to perform on sackbut with Juilliard Historical Performance.

Carlos holds a B.M. from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Alessi. During his time at Juilliard he was a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Gluck Community Service Fellowship and he served as a Teaching Fellow in the Ear Training Department, working closely with Professor Rebecca Scott. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize in Music.

Currently Carlos is training to become an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique at Riverside Initiative for the A.T in New York City. When not performing, Carlos enjoys reading, the outdoors, cooking, and baking.

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