Carmen Gragera Salas

Carmen Gragera Salas

Born in Badajoz (Spain) in 1997. Since 2020, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Diemut Poppen. She has been granted scholarships by Grupo Timón/Jesús de Polanco and Fundación Albéniz.

She began her music studies at the age of 6 at the Hermanos Berzosa Professional Conservatory in Cáceres. In 2015 she entered Madrid’s Royal Conservatory, where she studied with Luis Llácer and Alan Kovacs. She has also attended masterclasses by Joaquín Riquelme, Josep Puchades, Emile Cantor, Richard Wolfe, Marjolein Dispa, Fermina Lermer, Christoph Fassbender, and Félix Schwarz, among others. She has also completed her training with conductors such as Michael Sanderling, Manfred Honeck, Christoph Esenbach, Pablo González, Andrés Salado, and José Luis Temes.

She has participated at the academy of the Schleswig-Holstein music festival (Germany) and has performed with the Orchestra of Extremadura, after making it to the final of the last exams for the viola position, as well as with the Youth Orchestra of Extremadura.

As a student of the School, she is currently a member of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet.