In 2019, Víctor released his debut album Bocatto di Cardinale under the Columna Música label. This outstanding album showcases virtuosic Baroque cantatas by composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni B. Bononcini, Caldara, Vivaldi, Handel, and Marcello. Víctor, in his role as a musicologist, recovered some of these previously unknown cantatas, providing their modern world premiere. Accompanied by the Ensemble Rigaudon, the album's program was meticulous and dedicated, receiving great acclaim from national critics and being nominated for "Best Classical Album" at the MIN Independent Music Awards.
A year also filled with notable concerts, such as when he demonstrated his excellent leadership skills in collaboration with pianist Dídac Barber, performing complete interpretations of R. Schumann's Dichterliebe Op.48 and Brahms' Op.3 and Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121 on various occasions in Mataró and Girona. He also performed with renowned lutenist Maike Burgdorff, delivering a selection of songs for lute and voice by John Dowland. They have been exploring this repertoire together since 2015, in Lloret de Mar, Girona, and that year they took it to the Festival Lyrique des Pays Catalans in Banyuls-sur-Mer (France), where they have been regular performers since his debut there in 2013 alongside pianist Manuel Ruíz. Additionally, he participated in the Festival de Música Antiga d'Es Migjorn Gran and the Festival de Música Maò in Menorca, presenting the acclaimed program A Thousand Ways featuring Purcell's music with Il Gesto Armonico. Each of these performances received enthusiastic praise from the press.
Another significant moment in 2019 was when he was selected as the first resident countertenor-musician of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation in his hometown, Barcelona. There, he presented various personal projects that were generously embraced by the local critics due to their variety and conceptual complexity. Particularly highly regarded was the program he offered alongside harpist José Antonio Domené, titled Nocturne, which marked his first foray into the genre of French Mélodie, featuring songs by Ravel, Fauré, Debussy, and Hahn. This program was replicated at the Ciutadella Music Festival (Menorca) and Taurize (France), where they also performed a complete interpretation of Falla's Canciones Populares in a special version for harp and voice. Back at La Pedrera, he presented his first tribute to living Catalan composers alongside pianist Berta Brull. Since then, Víctor Jiménez Díaz has consistently immersed himself in contemporary music, incorporating works by prominent Spanish composers such as Luís de Pablo, Albert Guinovart, Alberto García Demestres, Miquel Ortega, Mariona Vila (one of his most frequent collaborators), and Raquel García-Tomás. During their joint residencies at La Pedrera in Barcelona, García-Tomás wrote My Old Gramophone 2 especially for him. This commitment to contemporary music has also driven his research into Spanish composers from the 20th century to the present day, leading him to meticulously study their catalogs and collaborate with numerous Spanish and foreign composers.
Between 2020 and 2021, despite the difficulties arising from the pandemic, his activity remained uninterrupted, encompassing diverse repertoires such as Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary music. He performed in both theatrical and symphonic settings, as well as chamber music, in emblematic venues such as the Girona Cathedral and the Basilica of Santa María del Mar in Barcelona. He collaborated with seasons such as the one offered by the Asociación Messies participatiu alongside pianist Josep Surinyac, the Montserrat Caballé Foundation with Josep Buforn, and the Cicle de Música Sacra de Sarrià in Barcelona. He also continued his partnership with the Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, with whom he embarked on a tour across Catalonia, interpreting Pergolesi's Stabat Mater under the direction of Adolf Gassol. He engaged in various initiatives, such as those organized by the Associació Amics de L'Òpera del Valles Oriental, where he performed concerts accompanied by pianist Jordi Romero, harpsichordist Jordi Ribell, and organist Sílvia Castillo, all musicians he has been collaborating with since the early stages of his career.
One of the great moments of this period has been his first foray into contemporary theater by participating in the national premiere of the performance Terebrante by acclaimed actress, director, and playwright Angélica Liddell and her company Atra Bilis. This debut took place at the Temporada Alta Festival in Girona and at the Festival de Otoño de Madrid, at the Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.