Luis Aracama Alonso

Luis Aracama Alonso

Born in Ponferrada, Spain, in 2005. Since 2018, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with professor Ivan Monighetti. He has been granted scholarships by AIE-Sociedad de Artistas, Intérpretes y Ejecutantes, Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

He began his music studies at the age of seven at Ponferrada’s Conservatory with Laura Núñez, and later continued with María Casado and Michał Dmochowski. He has attended courses and received masterclasses from Márta Gulyás, Heime Müller, Gautier Capuçon, Torleif Théeden, Alexander Lonquich, Asier Polo, Emil Rovner, Enrico Dindo, María de Macedo, Aldo Mata, Rafal Jezierski, Ralf Krausse, Damián Martínez, Mikel Zunzundegui, Juan Mateo, Laura Oliver, Fritz Driessen, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Ralf Gothóni, and Alban Gerhardt. Since 2019, he is a scholar of the Liechtenstein Music Academy.

He has been awarded first prize at the Justus Dotzauer International Cello Competition, where he also obtained the special prize to the best performer of contemporary music; first prize at the Jaime Dobato Benavente Cello Competition, first prize at the Antonio Janigro (Porec, Croatia), where he also obtained the special prize Soloists of Zagreb, and the second prize at the David Popper International Cello Competition.

He has been part of the Children Symphony Orchestra of Galicia with whom he performed as soloist at the Opera Palace of A Coruña, as well as the Agora Center in Madrid. In addition, he has performed as soloist with Ponferrada’s Classic Camerata, the Soloist of Zagreb, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Cristóbal Halffter Music Conservatory. He has recently released his first CD in which he plays Vivaldi’s double concerto along with Laura Núñez and Ponferrada’s Classic Camerata. In 2022, he performed as soloist in Müpa’s Discoveries Series in Budapest.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pablo González, and that of the Vivaldi Estaciones Ensemble, the Dvořák Quartet, and the KPMG Schubert and the Appassionato trios. He is currently part of the Fundación Mahou San Miguel Trio and the Puertos del Estado Haendel Ensemble.