Krishnasol Jiménez (Switzerland/Mexico) started his musical education with Fernando Cruz in Mexico City, after which he studied in Spain with Fernando Marimón in Alicante and Demetrio Ballesteros and Gerardo Arriaga in Madrid. In 1999 he enrolled at the Musikhochschule in Basel, Switzerland, where Oscar Ghiglia became one of his most important musical and artistic influences. From 2002 to 2007 he studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with the renowned lutenist Hopkinson Smith, whose approach to music serves him as an invaluable and glowing example.
In his younger years, Jiménez’s career took off to a flying start after winning first prize in several guitar competitions like the Francisco Tárrega 1998 in Vila-Real Spain, the 14th Concurso Nacional in Paracho Michoacan, Mexico, and the 4th Concurso Nacional in Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico. He was also a five-time winner of the Mexican Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes scholarship, which allowed him to devote his time to his studies.
Concerts include performances as soloist and with numerous ensembles across Europe, Canada, the United Stated of America, Japan and Mexico. His solo recordings comprise CDs on the Sabionari guitar (1679) crafted by the Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari for the Dutch label Brilliant Classics with music by Robert de Visée and the Swiss label BMN with music by Angelo M. Bartolotti. Among several recordings with others, is a CD of Kapsperger music and live electronics with José Navarro.
A teacher of classical guitar at the Musikschule Basel since 2007, Krishnasol Jiménez also conducts workshops on historical practice in early plucked instruments at the Musikhochschule Luzern/Lucerne.