Joaquín Arias Fernández

Joaquín Arias Fernández

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1995. Since 2016, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron and since 2019, he studies at the Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Diemut Poppen. He has been granted a tuition scholarship by Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

He began his violin studies with Sergio Castro and Anna Baget in Madrid and later joined Musikene in San Sebastián with Keiko Wataya. He has received masterclasses from Mimi Zweig, Daniel Dodds, Natalia Prishepenko, Mari Tampere, Martin Biever, Bartosz Bryla, Vera Martínez Mehner, Lara Lev, Christoph Poppen and Miriam Fried.

As violinist, he has been awarded second prize at the Llanes International Competition (Asturias). He has performed with the Adolfo Salazar and Musikene Symphony Orchestras. He has performed in halls such as Kutxa in San Sebastián and Fundación Juan March in Madrid. As a student of violin, he has been part of the KPMG Schubert Ensemble, the Stoneshield Quartet and the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Plácido Domingo, Peter Eötvös, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Andrés Orozco Estrada and Jaime Martín, as well as that of the Camerata of the School, conducted by Anne Sophie Mutter. As violist, he has been awarded first prize at the 18th Intercentros Melómano Competition (December 2019), organised by Fundación Orfeo.

As a student of the School, he is currently a member of the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble. He plays a Jacques Fustier viola, loaned by Fundación Albéniz.