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The success of the School is the success of its former students. Our more than 900 alumni, from 73 different nationalities, live and work in 218 cities of 52 countries.
These are some of their latest news:
Former students Eva Rabchevska and Roxana Wisniewska have entered the Berliner Philharmoniker in the violin tutti section.
Between 2014 and 2021, Eva Rabchevska was a student at the Reina Sofía School of Music's Telefónica Violin Chair with Professor Zakhar Bron.
Between 2015 and 2018, Roxana Wisniewska was a student at the Reina Sofía School of Music's Telefónica Violin Chair with Ana Chumachenco.
Former student Diego Incertis joins the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as principal horn, one of the world's leading orchestras.
Diego Incertis studied between 2015 and 2017 at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with Professor Radovan Vlatković.
Alumnus Valerie Steenken joins the Spain's National Orchestra as concertmaster. She has won the First Prize at the 4th CullerArts International Violin Competition, which has an economic endowment and a guest soloist concert tour with 5 Spanish orchestras.
Valerie Steenken studied between 2020 and 2022 at the Reina Sofía School of Music's Telefónica Violin Chair with Professor Marco Rizzi.
Alumnus Iago Bernat has won the position of horn soloist at the WDR Sinfonieorchester, one of Germany's leading orchestras.
Iago Bernat studied between 2017 and 2018 at the Reina Sofía School of Music with Professor Radovan Vlatković.
Alumnus Ángel Martín has won the First Prize at the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition, Japan 2023.
Ángel Martín studied between 2017 and 2019 at the Clarinet Chair of the Reina Sofía School of Music with professors Michel Arrignon and Enrique Pérez.
The Affinity Quartet, formed by Josephine Chung (violin), Nicholas Waters (violin), Ruby Shirres (viola) and Mee Na Lojewski (cello), current students of the International Institute of Chamber Music of Madrid with Professor Günter Pichler, has won the Second Prize at the Bad Tölz International String Quartet Competition (Bad Tölz, Germany) and the First Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Ismael Jordi, tenor - Ópera XXI Award
Juan Pérez Floristán, piano - Ojo Crítico Award
Carlos Ferreira, clarinet - Appointed ECHO Rising Star for the season 2024-2025
María Auxiliadora Bozada, cello - First Prize at the 9th José Gámez Chamber Music Competition in Seville as a member of the Kammermusik Quintet
Joidy Blanco, flute - Sixth Prize at the 10th Kobe International Flute Competition (Japan)
Mariano Esteban, oboe – First Prize at the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition (Tailandia)
Víctor García García, cello - Professor of cello at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music from the academic year 2023-2024 academic year
Javier Serrano Santaella, double bass - Professor at the Conservatori Superior de Música Liceu de Barcelona from the academic year 2023-2024 academic year
Roman Kholmatov, violin - Associate concertmaster at the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Anna Paliwoda, violin - Member of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon
Josep Gómez Alemany, trumpet - Co-Principal Trumpet at Staatskapelle Halle
Albert Skuratov, violin – Assistant Concertmaster at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
Ruben Mendoza, violin – Assistant Concertmaster at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
Adrià Ortega, trumpet - Joins the Karajan Academy
Mon Fu Lee, violin - Admittance to the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphonie Orchester Academy
Rodrigo Costa, horn - Joins the Sinfonieorchester Basel Academy
José Serrano, clarinet - Joins the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester as Clarinet
Zuzanna Sosnowska, cello - Academic teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Tanz Köln
Patricia Cordero, violin – Admittance to the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphonie Orchester Academy
Mon Fu Lee, violin – Admittance to the Bayerischen Rundfunks Symphonie Orchester Academy