Cristina Cordero Beltrán

Cristina Cordero Beltrán

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1998. Since 2020, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Nobuko Imai. She has been granted scholarships by Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

From 2014 to 2017 she studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Diemut Poppen, where Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed her the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair. Between 2017 and 2020 she obtained her degree with the highest qualifications at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Germany) with professor Hariolf Schlichtig. She has attended masterclasses by Gérard Caussé, Lars Anders Tomter, Nils Mönkemeyer, Antoine Tamestit, and Oliver Wille (string groups), among others.

She has been awarded in several competitions, including the Primer Palau (first prize, 2020), the 6th Viola Competition in Vigo (first prize, 2016), the 1st Competition of the Spanish Viola Association (first prize, 2013), and the 2nd OFMAN International String Competition (second prize, 2015). In 2014 she also won the End-of-Degree Extraordinary Prize, as well as the National Prize for Professional Artistic Education.

She has performed as soloist together with orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Castilla la Mancha, the Andrés Segovia Chamber Orchestra, and the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra of the Reina Sofía School, in some of the most important venues in Spain (Royal Theatre, Barcelona's Palau de la Música, Oviedo’s Príncipe Felipe Auditorium, or Madrid’s National Auditorium).

Involved in chamber music, in 2019 she was awarded first prize at the Gerhard Vogt International Chamber Music Competition (Germany) along with the Tedesco Quintet. She also collaborates with another string ensemble based in Munich, whose most important projects include a performance and a recording for Bayerischen Rundfunk, as well as a concert in the prestigious Schloss Elmau Hall.

She has participated in several festivals such as the Ticino Musica Festival (Switzerland), Impuls Festival, Eggenfelden Klassisch and Pommersfelden Collegium Musikum (Germany), the Allegro Vivo Festival, and the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum (Austria).

As a student of the School, she is a member of the Enagás Schumann Quartet and the Sibelius Duo.