Ana Molina Touza

Ana Molina Touza

Born in A Coruña, Spain, in 2003. Since 2021, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. She has been granted scholarships by Inditex and Fundación Albéniz.

She began studying music and violin at the age of seven. She studied at the Professional Conservatory of A Coruña with Professor David Veiga, having obtained the Professional Degree of Music in the Speciality of violin, with Honours and End of Degree Award. She has received classes from Dominika Malec and Ludwig Dürichen. She has participated in master classes with Raquel Castro, Alena Baeva, David Hevia, Anna Baget, Jesús Reina, Sergey Teslya, Yuri Volguin, Boris Kuschnir, Miguel Colom, Manuel Guillén, Linus Roth, Alina Pogostkina.

She has been a member of the Orquesta de Niños de la Sinfónica de Galicia since 2011, participating as a soloist in the cycle "Son Futuras Promesas" in A Coruña. Since 2019 she has been a member of the Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia, acting as concertmaster.

Among other awards, she has won the first prize in the Soloist Competition of the Professional Music Conservatory of A Coruña in 2015 and 2018; the Honourable Mention in the International String Competition City of Vigo in 2018 and the Galician Award in 2020, year in which she was also winner of the programme "Prodigios" of TVE, in the instrumental category, accompanied in her performances by the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León. She has also received the Extraordinary Prize in the artistic and professional teachings of Music, in the Autonomous Community of Galicia in 2021 and the Mans Futuro Prize for musical excellence.

She was a soloist at the 2021 Epiphany Gala of Radio Televisión Española, accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE. In 2022 she performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, in its 30th anniversary concert in A Coruña. She has also participated in the Dudamel Foundation and LA Phil Programme in the United States, performing in the Festival of the Encounter Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, with concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley. In 2023 she has performed in the European Tour of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hrusa, with concerts at the Koncerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kulturpalast Dresden, Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Felsenreitschule Salzburg, among others.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Juanjo Mena and Péter Csaba; the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir András Schiff and Andrés Salado; the School's Baroque Ensemble, conducted by Paul Goodwin, and the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Paul Goodwin. In 2021, she took part in the School's 30th anniversary tour with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, which performed at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Reduta Hall in Bratislava, the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest and the Musikverein in Vienna. She has also been a member of the Dvořák Quartet and the Saint-Saëns Group. She is currently a member of the Haendel Quartet of Puertos del Estado and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble.