María Ramos Barrio

María Ramos Barrio

Born in Salamanca, Spain, in 2003. Since 2019, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. She has been granted scholarships by Fundación Mª Cristina Masaveu Peterson and Fundación Albéniz. She plays a SIELAM baroque violin bow, loaned as an instrument scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She started her studies at the age of five with Rubén Pérez, Joaquín Torre, and Sergey Teslya, and in 2018 she completed the Professional Music Education. She has attended masterclasses by Isabel Vilà, Nicolás Chumachenco, Ilya Kaler, Sergio Castro, Ingolf Turban, Christoph Poppen, Linus Roth, Asier Polo and, those of groups with piano, by Luis Fernando Pérez and by Ralf Gothóni.

She has been awarded first prize at the Forum Musikae Violin Competition (2014), first prize at the Young Talents Competition in Salamanca and Mention of Honour at the City of Vigo Violin Competition (2015), first prize at the Young Musicians Competition and second prize at the Fundão International Competition (2016 and 2017). In 2017 she was also awarded second prize at the Melómano Competition. In 2018 she participated in the Talents Project, organised by Madrid’s Symphony Orchestra and Fundación Arbós. She has performed as soloist with the Orchestra of the City of Salamanca (2017) and the Tomás Bretón Orchestra (2018). She has also been part of Madrid Orchestra’s Camerata and that of the Milhaud Trio.

As a student of the School, she has been a member of the Fundación EDP Camerata conducted by Giovanni Guzzo and Paul Goodwin. In 2021 she participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with whom she performed at Madrid's Teatro Real, at Bratislava's Reduta Hall, at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna's Musikverein. She has been part of the Vivaldi Estaciones and Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti ensembles and the Dvořák Quartet. She is currently a member of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Ensemble.