Montserrat Egea Tapetado

Montserrat Egea Tapetado

Born in Toledo, Spain, in 1997. Since 2017, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair with Professor Ivan Monighetti, having received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in 2021. She has been granted scholarships by Fundación Altamar and Fundación Albéniz and instrument scholarships by Fundación Málaga and Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara de Madrid.

She has studied with professors María Casado, Asier Polo and Michal Dmochowski. She has been a student at Musikene. She has also been advised by maestros Philippe Müller, Jens Peter Maintz, Frans Helmerson Torleif Thedéen, Jonathan Brown, Gautier Capuçon, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Luis Fernando Pérez, Asier Polo, Oliver Wille, Alban Gerhardt, and Aitor Hevia (string ensembles).

In 2016 she was awarded first prize at the Young Musicians Permanent Competition of Spain within the string category and the EMCY Award. She has also won several national and international competitions, including first prize at the Jaime Dobato Benavente Young Talents Cello Competition (2012 and 2014) and third prize at the Dotzauer Competition in Dresden (2009 and 2013). As soloist, she has performed with the Orchestra of Spanish Radio and Television, as well as with the Symphony Orchestra of Musikene.

She has performed in venues such as Fundación Juan March, National Auditorium, Monumental Theatre and Sony Auditorium, among others. She has also participated in festivals, including the Santander Music and Academy Encounter and the San Sebastián Musical Fortnight.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez, Plácido Domingo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Péter Csaba, Pablo González, Pablo Heras-Casado and David Afkham, and that of the Sinfonietta, under the baton of Jorge Rotter and Johannes Kalitzke. She has performed within the World Heritage Cities series in Alcalá de Henares and Ávila. 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 also been a member of the Google Da Vinci, Wanderer, Schola and Beethoven ensembles. She is currently part of the Asisa Óscar Esplá Quartet, with whom she was awarded the 2019 and 2020 Mention to the most outstanding chamber group in the string category, as well as the 2019 EMCY Prize at the 2019 Young Musicians of Spain Competition in the chamber music category.