Noemí Fúnez Palencia

Noemí Fúnez Palencia

Born in Boadilla del Monte, Spain, in 1999. Since 2023, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Diemut Poppen. She has been granted scholarships by Consejeria de Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz.

She began her viola training at the age of 5 with Carlos Albuisech and María Jesús Cano. Later she attended Federico Moreno Torroba Musical Education Centre with professor Cristina Díaz. She obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with the highest honors at the Reina Sofía School of Music, receiving the diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair in 2020 and 2022 respectively, and having studied with professors Diemut Poppen, Laure Gaudron and Jonathan Brown.

She has attended masterclasses by Tabea Zimmermann, Hariol Schlichtig, Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit, Máté Szücs, Joaquín Riquelme, Paul Silverthorne, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

In 2021 she took part in the School's 30th Anniversary tour with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with who she performed at Madrid’s Royal Theatre, at Bratislava’s Reduta Hall, Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna’s Musikverein. She has been a member of the Fundación Mutua Madrileña String Consort and the KPMG Schubert Quintet, in which in 2021 obtained the diploma to the most outstanding chamber ensemble (groups with piano). Additionally, she has collaborated with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2022-2023 season, she obtained a position as resident academician at the Royal Concertgerbouw Orchestra in Amsterdam (Netherlands).