About the School
Who We Are
Encounter of Santander
Born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spain) in 2001. Since 2018, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with professor Jens Peter Maintz. She has been granted scholarships by Consejería de Ciencia, Universidades e Innovación de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. She plays a J. B. Collin Mezin cello (1982), loaned by the latter.
She began to study cello at the age of five. She later entered the Padre Antonio Soler Integrated Music Centre, where she studied with Dimitri Furnadjiev and Victoria Rodríguez, graduating with a prize in 2018. Meanwhile, she improved her studies with Arantza López Barinagarrementería, and María de Macedo. She has attended masterclasses by Jean-Guihen Queyras, Gary Hoffman, Lluis Claret, Amit Peled, Suzana Stefanovic, Daniel Grosgurin, Marc Coppey, Damián Martínez, Michał Dmochowski, Iagoba Fanlo, Fernando Arias, Anne Marie North, Torleif Thedéen, Gautier Capuçon, Alexander Lonquich, and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, among others.
She has been awarded first prizes at national competitions, including Jaime Dobato Benavente (2014) and Soncello (2015), as well as second prize at the 7th David Popper International Competition (Hungary, 2017). She has also been selected to participate in the 2018 Talents Project of Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 she was part of the ORCAM Camerata conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez and in 2017 that of Madrid’s Youth Orchestra. In 2015 she took part as soloist in Segovia’s Young Music Festival, organised by Fundación Don Juan de Borbón, and thanks to Fundación Arbós (Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra), she has performed at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (2018), as well as at the National Auditorium. In January 2020 she was also selected to take part in the Talents Project of Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra.
As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra within the 2019 Santander Music and Academy Encounter, conducted by Péter Eötvös. She has also been a member of the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti Ensemble and that of the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble. She is currently part of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet, the Amati Trio, and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble.