Lisa-Maria Sekine

Lisa-Maria Sekine

Born in Vienna, Austria, in 1996. Since 2022, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. She has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She studied at the Vienna Music and Performing Arts University with professor Lothar Strauß and Dora Schwarzberg, where she graduated, and in the class of Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken, Switzerland. She has recently started teaching as an assistant to her former professor Michael Frischenslager, in Vienna. She also received masterclasses by Miriam Fried and Mihaela Martin and she has participated at the Santander Encounter of Music and Academy.

She is winner of international violin competitions such as Valsesia Musica, Italy; Johannes Brahms in Pörtschach, Austria; Professor Dichler Vienna, Austria and the Osaka in New York, United States. Recently, she has been awarded the second prize at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition in Astana (Kazakhstan, 2023).

As soloist, she has performed with orchestras such as the Baltic Fréderic Chopin Philharmonic, Poland; Bulgaria Symphony, Budweiss Philharmonic in the Czeck Republic and Pro-arte Orchestra, Austria.

She plays a 1784 “Ex Hamma” Sanctus Seraphin Venice violin, thanks to the a loan from the National Bank of Austria.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Juanjo Mena) and she has been part of the Fundación Mahou San Miguel Trio. She is currently a member of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble.