About the School
Who We Are
Encounter of Santander
Born in Málaga, Spain, in 2006. Since 2023, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with professor Jens Peter Maintz. He has been granted scholarships by Grupo Planeta and Fundación Albéniz and plays a Gary Garavaglia cello loaned as an instrument scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.
He began his musical training at the age of 8 with professors S. Rui and Carmen Ma Elena, and from 2020, he studied with P. Gomziakov at the Barenboim-Said Academy. Additionally, he has attended masterclasses by Maisky, Monighetti, Helmerson, Schmidt, Polo, Claret, Ferrández, Soltani, Isserlis, Moser, Queyras, Klinger, Zlotnikov, Arias, Severin, Konopelski, and Stefanovic.
He has received the first prize in several competitions such as Jaime Donato Benavente, Cello León, Joaquín Villatoro, Luthiers Clar, 12th A. Janigro International Cello Competition, Verao Clássico Academy Awards, 3rd Gustav Mahler Cello Competition, Peregrinos Musicales (which enabled him to perform as a soloist with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia) and the Intercentros Melómano.
He was granted a scholarship by the International Academy of Music of Liechtenstein and took part in activities hosted in the school, such as the Intensive Music Weeks.
As a student of the School, he is currently part of the Banco de España Arriaga Quartet and the Areti Trio.