Spanish cellist Lidia Alonso is an active performer.
She plays the Cello, Baroque Cello and Electric Cello.
She is based in London but regurlarly plays around Europe.
In 2014/15 2015/16 higlights include premieres by composers
In 2009 she founded Trio Artres in Madrid.
In her solo performances she works regularly with pianists
In 2012 she recorded a live recital of works by Britten, Schostakovich and Rachmaninov for RNE and ETB. Nowadays she is a member of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester an se has a collaborative place in Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.
She has participated in a number of festivals ;
She also attended Pablo Casals Summer Academy and Cagliari Summer Academy.
At present she is committed to a number of performance activities in Europe.
During her studies in Spain and in London she participated in masterclasses led by
Lidia started her studies in Santander at the age of eight. She also began chamber music and orchestral studies at this early age. She graduated with top marks from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with Prof Iagoba Fanlo and Royal Academy of Music of London with Prof David Strange (Prof Emeritus at RAM), and baroque cellist Joey Crouch. She got Music Awards including “Marcelino Botin Award”
In competitions she was a finalist in the Intercentros Melomano in 2008 and in the Wilfrid Parry Brahms competition in 2013.
She has started a collaborative work with composers M.Sarti, A.Noguera, J.A.Simarro, M.Bustamante, bass player Miguel Angel Chastang, among others.
Lidia Alonso plays on a cello she commissioned from Jean Seyral.
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchestre
Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Royal Academy Chamber Orchestra
Spanish National Youth Orchestra
Euskal Herria Youth Orchestra – principal
Artes Trio (clarinet, cello and piano): resident chamber group of RCSMM. Performances in Segovia, Madrid, Santander. Cello – Piano duo:
Tobias Haunhorst: performances in London
Omar-Jonatás Sánchez: performances in Santander International Festival, Vitoria, Madrid, Segovia.
Alastair Finlay: Performances in London. Finalist Wilfrid Parry Prize 2011
Emilio González Sanz: performances in Madrid, Málaga
Santander String Quartet (London): Performances in London
Piano Trio (London): Performances in London
Cello Duo. “A Cello Tale” Lidia Alonso & Pedro Peláez
Palacio de Festivales, Spain. Santander International Festival
Abbey St Martin de Cuxa 60 Prades International Festival
Don Luis de Borbón Palace, Spain. International Festival
Youth Music Center London. Cello assistant
Cello master class in “Ataulfo Argenta” Conservatory in Santander (1-8 ABRSM grades)
Private teacher working both with children and adults at all levels
Larion10 Studio, Florence, Italy: Opera
The Wardrobe Goldsmith Studio, London:
Game of Thrones and Zelda Marditos Roedores Studio, Spain
: Momento para violonchelo solo J.A.Simarro (premier) EMI studio. Royal Academy of Music, London
: Brahms Cello Sonata E Minor. (St John’s Smith Square) Light Knight Productions, Spain
: Bach Suite BWV1007; Christmas Carol (Bach Suite BWV1012) RNE Clásica, Spain. Interview + concert (RNE studio)
: Rota (trio clarinet, cello and piano) RNE Clásica, Spain. Concert (Marcelino Botin Hall)
: Britten, De Monasterio, Paganini & Shostakovich ETB (Spain). Film and documental music. Euskal Herria Youth Orchestra (principal)
Davide Fensi. The Wardrobe. Opera for 7 instruments, percussion and voice – Florence, Italy 2016
Antonio Noguera. A vostra santa voluntat op.119 for cello and piano – Craxton Studios, London2016
David del Puerto. London Little Suite for cello solo (to Lidia Alonso) – Craxton Studios, London 2016
Miguel Bustamante. Quasi una cadenza op.4c for cello solo – St Marys Church Notholt, London 2016
Davide Fensi. Meditation on a tale for saxo and cello – Royal Academy of Music, London2015
Michele Sarti. Abendgebet for cello solo & Fragment interrogatif for cello solo David Josefowitz Hall 2014
Juan Antonio Simarro. Momento para violonchelo solo (to Lidia Alonso) – Botin Foundation Santander 2015
Wilfrid Parry Prize (London): Finalist year 2013
Melomano Intercentros Spain: Finalist year 2008
Marcelino Botin Award during the Bachelor of Music in Madrid 2008-2012
Spanish Government Award during the MA in Performance 2013 – 2015
Royal Academy of Music, London:
Professional Diploma in Contemporary Music 2015-2016
Master of Arts in Performance Dip RAM. Baroque cello (second study) 2013-2015
Royal Conservatory of Madrid: Bachelor of Music (dist) 2008-2012
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