Marta Isabella Montes Sanz

Marta Isabella Montes Sanz

Born in Segovia (Spain) in 2001. Since 2018, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación ”la Caixa” Horn Chair with professor Radovan Vlatković, having received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair in 2021. She has been granted scholarships by Fundación Albéniz.

She started her music studies when she was eight years old at the Professional Music Conservatory of Segovia with professor Joaquín Carrasco Gómez and she has attended masterclasses by José Vicente Castelló, among others. She has also participated in encounters with Manuel A. Fernández and Gustavo Castro.

In 2012, she was awarded second prize at the 2nd National Competition of Young Performers of the City of Cuenca. She was the winner of the 2nd Competition of Young Performers of the City of Salamanca (2015) and that of the regional phase of the 14th Intercentros Melómano National Performance Competition (2015). She was also awarded first prize in the Citmadrid and Citzaragoza in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

She performed as horn soloist in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Salamanca, conducted by Álvaro Lozano Gutiérrez. In 2016 she performed as soloist in Museg16, former Festival of Segovia.

As a student of the School, she has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös, Pablo González and Pablo Heras-Casado, and that of the Sinfonietta, led by Jorge Rotter and Johannes Kalitzke, and the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by 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 is currently part of the EY Ricercata Quintet and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña Ensemble.