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Ruben Jais, Resident Conductor / Head of Artistic Activity

Born in Milano, Ruben Jais, while studying Medicine at Università Statale, graduated at Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi di Milano” in ‘Choral Music and Choir Conducting' , ‘Vocal Polyphonic Composition', both degrees with honor, and Composition. He also studied Orchestra Conducting, developing his studies, then, with Master Classes abroad.

From 1998 to 2007 he was Chorus Master of the Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. In this role he worked with musicians such as Romano Gandolfi, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Luciano Berio, Oleg Caetani, Claus Peter Flor, Christopher Hogwood, Vladimir Jurowski, Helmut Rilling, among the others.

Since 2009 he is the Resident Conductor and Head of the Artistic Department of Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

As conductor, his repertoire spreads from the great masterpieces of the Baroque  Era (from Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘L’Incoronazione di Poppea’ to Jean Jilles’‘Requiem’, from Giovan Battista Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions, from George Friedrich Handel’s ‘Rinaldo’ to ‘Messiah’) and classical music (sacred and instrumental music by Haydn Mozart  and Beethoven) to the discovery of compisitions by XVII and XVIII century composers (Zelenka, Scarlatti, Durante, Sammartini, etc).

In 2008 he founded laBarocca, instrumental and vocal ensemble devoted to the performance of baroque and classical repertoire on period instruments with informed praxis; with laBarocca he holds  concerts seasons at the Auditorium di Milano, seat of  laVerdi Foundation, performing from XVI century to early classical period music.

He is the Music Director of the Mailänder Kantorei, the German Music Ensemble of Milano, with which he performs German repertoire from baroque to romantic, including the performance of J. S. Bach's Sacred Cantatas Cycle and Passions.
He conducts instrumental, choral and symphonic music for several Italian and international institutions such as Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Milano Musica, Teatro alla Scala,  RTSI Lugano, Budapest Hungarian Radio, Saint Moritz Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, Orquesta National de Cile, UiS Stavanger Norway, international organ festivals.

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