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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 Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. She plays with a snake wood Baroque cello bow, loaned as an instrument scholarship by the latter. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed her the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair in the 2022-2023 academic year.
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, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Asier Polo, Frans Helmerson, Ralf Gothóni, Oliver Wille, and Alban Gerhardt, 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 (2019). In January 2020 she was also selected to take part in the Talents Project 19-20 of Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra and, in 2023, she has performed with the Extremadura's Orchestra.
As a student of the School, she has played with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös, Pablo González and Pablo Heras-Casado; with the Sinfonietta, conducted by Baldur Brönnimann; with the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Christoph Poppen, and with the Baroque Ensemble of the School, conducted by Paul Goodwin. She has also performed within The Rising Generation series at the National Auditorium. In 2021, she took part in the 30 Anniversary Tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, performing at Teatro Real of Madrid, Reduta Hall of Bratislava, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Budapest and Musikverein of Vienna.
Furthermore, she has also been a member of the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña ensembles, the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble, the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet, the Amati Trio and that of the KPMG Schubert Quintet. She is currently part of the Strauss Quartet.