Beatriz Blanco

Praised by critics and audiences alike for her passion, musicality, sensitivity, and technical mastery. The quality and depth of her sound and stage presence have been evident since her debut with the Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra in 2004.

Awarded in competitions including the Antonio Janigro in Zagreb (Croatia, 2016) Kiefel Hablitzel Foundation 2015 in Bern, the “Primer Palau” Palau in Barcelona, the Jeunesses Musicales, the Rahn Musikpreis in Switzerland and the Liezen International Cello Competition, Austria, Beatriz also earned the Würdigungspreis of the Austrian Government 2013 and the “Young Artist Award” from the Foundation Bernhard Greenhause, California (USA).

Her solo career includes performances with the Symphonieorchester Basel, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Argovia Philarmonic, Radio and Television Spanish Orchestra (ORTVE), Málaga Philarmonic Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra (OSCyL), Orchestra Sinfónica del Vallés (OSV). She has performed in major European concert halls including the Theatre des Champs Elysees (Paris) , Victoria Hall (Geneva), Stadt Casino (Basel), Solitär (Salzburg), Tonhalle (Zürich), Lingotto (Torino), Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la Música and L’Auditori in Barcelona, and Palau de las Arts in Valencia.

Since 2008, she has been delving into the cello and piano duo repertoire together with Italian pianist Federico Bosco. They won the first price at the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition, 2015, in Verona, Italy, with engagements across Europe for the upcoming seasons. They recently had their debut at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad Switzerland.

In 2015 were released her two first albums “A mon Ami”.

Combining her concert activity with teaching, she recently joined the Cello Faculty at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid and Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch, Austria, being invited regulary to give masterclasses in Spain and abroad.

She studied with Asier Polo in Spain, Ivan Monighetti in Basel, Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum Salzburg and with Thomas Grossenbacher at the Zürcher Hochschule der Kunste.

Thanks to the help of the August Pickhardt Stiftung, Beatriz plays a C. Pierray cello, (Paris, 1720).

Application

The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.

Next board meeting:
September 24, 2018

The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:

  • it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
  • it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.

The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.

For the meeting on September 24, 2018, please hand in your complete application no later than August 24, 2018 by email or by filling out the following form.

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Thank you for uploading the following document with your application (pdf or zip, max. 10MB:

Thank you for uploading the following document with your application (pdf or zip, max. 10MB:

Thank you for uploading the following document with your application (pdf or zip, max. 10MB:

Portrait

Beatriz Blanco

Violoncello

Spain

Rahn Musikpreis 2014, 2. prize violoncello

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