Congratulations to EMS violin teacher, Dr Francisco Jimeno on completing his PhD in the area of Spanish contemporary history.

The thesis is about the international relations between the Spanish and English Freemasonry at the end of the 19th century and Francisco also deals with the international relations along the 20th century. Francisco started the PhD after lecturing contemporary history in his native city, Castellón, Spain.

Francisco was awarded the “Sobresaliente Cum Laude” which is the highest mark that one can get in Spain for a doctoral thesis. The examining board panel included the best experts in Freemasonry from Spain and Portugal, who requested Francisco to publish the thesis for its high level of interest and quality.

Back to music, Francisco works extremely hard with 30 hours of violin tuition in a number of Ealing schools and teaches at Cadenza where he supports the Intermediate Strings and the Intermediate Orchestra.

Before the pandemic Francisco was the first violin of the London City Quartet and was playing in a string trio. As a freelance violinist Francisco gives recitals and concerts and has recorded 2 CD’s that can be found on Spotify, one with solo violin pieces and another one recorded with his own quartet.

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Yogesh Dattani, Head of Service (Ealing Music Service)