Jesús Pacheco

A MExican Baroque Christmas

Jesús obtained his Bachelor Degree in Percussion from the Superior Conservatory in Seville, Spain.  Soon after he was part of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra, as well as the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Thomas and Daniel Baremboim respectively, for several years.  A versatile percussionist, he performed with the Festival Ensemble in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Bach Collegium (Stuttgart Bachakademie) under the direction of Helmut Rilling, touring through Europe and China. He arrived to Houston in 2012, where he is a prolific performer and music educator. A versatile percussionist, he has already performed with many ensembles and companies in town such as the Bach Society Houston, Mercury, Ars Lyrica Houston, Octave Illusion, the Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra, and Houston Brass Band, among others. Jesús is the current Assistant Band Director at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston while maintaining an active life as a performer.