He has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra since 2013; his time there brought the orchestra a new level of international recognition through highly acclaimed recordings and touring performances.
Having spent many years working with the most inspiring conductors of our time as a highly regarded flautist, Jaime turned to conducting full-time in 2013. Since then, he has worked with an impressive list of orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Swedish Radio Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Essen Philharmonic, Gulbenkian and Philharmonia Orchestras, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Autumn 2018 saw highly successful debut performances: Christian Tetzlaff with the London Symphony Orchestra in Madrid and London, Joshua Bell with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and Pinchas Zukerman with the Colorado Symphony. In January 2019, Jaime completed a nine-concert tour of Europe with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including performances at the Gasteig in Munich and the Kölner Philharmonie in Germany. In the 2018-19 season, Jaime made his conducting debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Gävle Symphony, undertook an extensive tour of Switzerland and made an appearance at the Prague Spring Festival with Orquestra de Cadaqués. Other orchestral debuts include engagements with the Melbourne, West Australian and Sydney Symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de Montpellier and Staatskapelle Halle.
Jaime recorded a series for Ondine Records with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra. This included the Brahms’s Serenades, Songs of Destiny and choral works with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in 2017, and a recording of the Brahms Piano Quartet arranged by Schoenberg, released in February 2019. He has also recorded Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, with Orquestra de Cadaqués and various discs with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for Tritó Records. In 2015, he recorded James Horner’s last symphonic work, Collages for four horns and orchestra, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jaime made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in August 2012. His debut at the English National Opera in February 2013 conducting The Barber of Seville led to a return in autumn 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro.
As a flautist, Jaime was Principal Flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English National Opera, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Very sought after as a soloist, he recorded Mozart’s flute concertos with LACO’s first Music Director Sir Neville Marriner, the premiere of Sinfonietta Concerto for Flute and Orchestra written for him by Xavier Montsalvatge and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, and Bach’s works for flute, violin, and piano with Murray Perahia and Academy of St Martin in the Fields for Sony. He was also a founding member of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and while he has held the title of Chief Conductor with the orchestra since 2012, his association with them has spanned over thirty years.
Jaime is the Artistic Director of the Santander Festival. Over the last five years, he has brought financial stability and created a platform for some of the most exciting artists in their fields, ranging from symphony orchestras and baroque ensembles to education workshops and ballet companies.
Jaime is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music in London, where he was a flute professor. He now enjoys working with many of his former students in orchestras around the world.