Venezuelan guitarist and teacher, Jhon Jiménez, began his musical studies under the guidance of Eladio Mujica at the Music School Modesta Bor in Porlamar, which lies on Venezuela’s island, Margarita. He continued his studies at the Conservatory Vincente Emilio Sojo in Barquisimento with Arturo González before moving to Germany to study at the Music Conservatory in Münster with the renowned concert guitarist and professor, Wolfgang Weigel. There, he received an artistic diploma in guitar with high honors. He then moved to Weimar to further his studies at the Franz Liszt Conservatory under the guidance of Professor Thomas Müller-Pering.
Jiménez completed his musical education at the Conservatory for Music and Dance in Cologne, obtaining an Artistic Diploma under the guidance of world-famous concert guitarist, Roberto Aussel. During this time, he studied abroad at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, studying with both Professor Eliot Fisk and Professor Ricardo Gallén. Parallel to his musical and artistic studies, he completed a degree in music pedagogy in 2005 with a final paper titled “Impulse for an instrumental pedagogical education in the Bolivarischen Republic Veneuela,” which was received with high marks and praise from the jury.
Between 2009 and 2011, Jhon Jiménez lead the guitar project “Ensemble Kalk Kapitelstrasse” in cooperation with the Rheinische Music School in Cologne, a project designed to use music as a medium to assist the integration and socialization skills of immigrant children.
In August 2010, he was invited by the Venezuelan National Conservatory Juan José Landaeta and the National Children and Youth Orchestra “El Sitema” in the city Michelena to make a concert and teaching tour through the capital city and the neighboring regions, Nueva Esparta and Táchira.
On tour, Jhon Jimenez was recognized by the mayor of the city “Escudo de la ciudad de Michelena” with the highest award for his artistic career and his engagement in the Child and Youth Orchestra (El Sistema). Consequently, he was invited several times to the international guitar festival “Mühlhäuser Saitensommer” in Germany, where he also gave concerts and master classes.
As an international artist, he has traveled to Venezuela, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, and Greece. Currently, he continues his pedagogical instruction at the Carl Stamitz Music School in Porz and in the Rheinischen Music School in Köln.