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).

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Beatriz Blanco

Violoncello

Spain

Rahn Musikpreis 2014, 2. prize violoncello

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