Maria Salvatori

Maria Salvatori

Born in Florence, Italy, in 2004. Since 2021, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with professor Ivan Monighetti. She has been granted scholarships by Reale Foundation and Fundación Albéniz. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed her the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair in the 2023-2024 academic year.

She began her cello studies at the age of 5. In October 2017 she began studying in Basilea with Ivan Monighetti, and she attended the Fiesole Music School with professors Chen and Provenzani until 2020. She has also attended masterclasses by Alban Gerhardt, Frans Helmerson and Pablo Ferrández, as well as by Cibrán Sierra, Krzysztof Chorzelski and Ralf Gothóni (chamber music).

She has been awarded first prize and the special award at the 2014 Crescendo Awards in Florence, the scholarship to the best student of the Fiesole School of Music in 2016, and the first prizes in competitions such as the Nazionale Riviera Etrusca, the 7th A. Salieri International Competition and the 11th Antonio Janigro Junior International Cello Competition in Croatia. In June 2021 she has been awarded the first absolute prize at the 12th National Competition of the Crescendo Awards (Italy).

In 2019 she won the audition to become principal cello at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Youth Orchestra and in 2021 at the Verbier Festival Junior Orchetsra (VFJO). She was also granted scholarships for the Intensive Weeks at Liechtenstein’s International Academy of Music.

She played in many chamber groups and performed in concert institutions such as Teatro la Fenice in Venice, the Filarmonica Romana, the Amici della Musica in Florence and the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano.

As a student of the School, she has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena; the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Paul Goodwin, and at the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona. She has also been a member of the Mendelssohn Quartet and the Areti Duo. She is currently part of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet and the Schola Trio.