Jesús Torres was born in Zaragoza on 15th July 1965. He enrolled at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he studied Violin, Piano, Harmony and Counterpoint and Fugue. At the same time, he attended several courses on Musical Analysis under Luis de Pablo. Between 1986 and 1988, he studied Composition under Francisco Guerrero.
His music has been performed at Spanish and international festivals: Musica 99 Strasbourg, Présences 2000 Radio France, Ars Musica in Brussels, Musikfestspiele Saar, Festival de Alicante, Ensems, Festival Nuove Sincronie in Milan,Gaudeamus Music Week, ISCM World Music Days in Copenhagen and Bucharest, Festival Manca in Nice, Spazio Musica in Cagliari, Jornadas de Arte Contemporânea in Porto, Ensemblia 1997 in Mönchengladbach, 14th Irino Prize in Tokyo, Musica Nova in Sofia,A Tempo Festival in Caracas, the International Youth Music Forum in Kiev, the Autumn Festival in Madrid, the Mostly Modern Series in Dublin, Contemporanea/Mente in Lodi, the UNESCO International Composers Tribune in Paris, Academia Sibelius in Helsinki, the Kuhmo Festival, the Roma Europa Festival, Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Quincena Musical in San Sebastián, the Forfest Festival in Kromeriz, the Time of Music in Vitasaari, theSchönberg Centre in Vienna, to quote a few, as well as being performed during the concert seasons in several countries.
He has received requests for compositions from official and private institutions: INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture), the Gaudeamus Foundation (Amsterdam), the Kaleidoscope Programme (European Union), the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, the Spanish School in Paris, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the Spanish National Orchestra, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, the Canal Foundation, the International Conducting Competition in Cadaqués.
In 1998, he was appointed composer-in-residence at the Spanish National Youth Orchestra and was awarded several prizes: SGAE, Gaudeamus, Reina Sofía, Valentino Bucchi, to quote a few.
One of the composer’s favourite fields is undoubtedly the composition of music for texts and we might highlight his experience with the poetry of Vicente Aleixandre, an author for whose works he has composed music on numerous occasions.
Since 2002, all his music has been published by the publisher Tritó from Barcelona. The highlights of his upcoming projects include the composition of two orchestral works: Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra, the première of which is to be performed by Iñaki Alberdi with the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid; Symphony, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the creation of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra; as well as the premières ofProteus by the percussionist Juanjo Guillem in Paris; Double by the Vox 21 ensemble in Dublin, at the request of the Mostly Modern Series festival; or Chacona, for violin, and Glosa, for violoncello, at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid and composed for Miguel Borrego and Susana Stefanovic.
His music will soon be heard in concert in Madrid (Monograph at the National Auditorium),Toronto (University), Vitasaari (Time of Music Festival),New York (Cornell University), Saint Petersburg (Hermitage Theatre), Metz Festival, Instituto Cervantes in Paris (Espirales Festival) and the Cervantine Festival in Guanajato (Mexico).
Several of his works have been recorded by the labels RTVE Música, Juventudes Musicales and Verso.