Manuela Candela Muñoz

Manuela Candela Muñoz

Born in Orihuela, Spain, in 2003. Since 2023 she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music's Fundación Damm Oboe Chair with professor Hänsjorg Schellenberger. She has been granted a scholarship by the Fundación Albéniz.

She began her musical studies at the age of 8 at the Unión Lírica Orcelitana in her hometown. Winner of the extraordinary prize at the professional conservatory, she has received classes from Aitor Llimerá Galduf, Nick Deutsch, Salvador Barberá, Cristina Gómez Godoy, Washington Barella, Ana Ruiz, Juan Carlos Bágenas, Henrik Wahlgren and José María Ferrero.

She has performed with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Torrevieja, Youth Orchestra of the province of Alicante, Coro Ginés Pérez de la Parra, Ensemble Ars Nova, Chamber Orchestra Virtuós Mediterrani, Youth Orchestra of León, ADDA Jove, Orchestra of the Complutense University of Madrid, Orchestra of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Symphony Orchestra of Torrevieja.

She is a member of the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and in 2023 she was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Duncan Ward, Christian Blex, Simon Rattle and Alejandro Cantalapiedra, as well as in ensembles with teachers such as Joost Bosdijk and Patricia Moynihan.

She has played at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi in Pordenone (Italy), Musikverein in Vienna (Austria), Kulturplast in Dresden (Germany), Teatro alla scala in Milan (Italy). As well as in France at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, La Friche in Marseille and the Festival de les Nuits de la Citadelle in Sisteron.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Csaba, and with the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Paul Goodwin. She is currently part of the EY Ricercata Quintet.