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Encounter of Santander
Born in Kingston (Jamaica) in 2000. Since 2010, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. She has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by Helena Revoredo and Fundación Albéniz.
She has been awarded first prizes at the Debut Berlin Competition (2017), Novosibirsk (Russia, 2016), where she also received the award to be best performance of a Russian contemporary piece, and the Wieniawski for young violinists (Poland, 2012). She has participated in festivals including Verbier, Gstaad, Schlesswig-Holstein, Musical Olympus, Interlaken and Wieniawski.
Her artistic engagements have taken her to the most renowned venues such as the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonics, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, Madrid’s National Auditorium and Juan March Foundation, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Milan’s Sala Verdi, Gdansk’s Baltic Hall and Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in the 2018-2019 season, which led to her British debut. She has performed at the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Massy Opera Orchestra (her debut in France), Sofia’s Philharmonic, Cadaqués’ Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, along with Jaime Martín, Jan Latham Koenig and Michail Jurowski. In the upcoming seasons she has concerts scheduled with the symphony orchestras of Navarra, Irish Radio Television and Chile.
As a student of the School, she has performed as soloist with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestros Maximiano Valdés, Stefan Lano, Jaime Martín, Vladímir Spivakov and Zubin Mehta, as well as with the Camerata conducted by Anne-Sophie Mutter. She has been part of the Stoneshield Quartet and the Amadeus Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ramales Trio. She plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin from 1743.