ALICIA ALONSO | STRINGS
Born in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 1984. She began her musical studies at age 5 with her father and grandfather. She studied violin at Conservatorio Superior de Música in Salamanca (Salamanca Higher Music Conservatory), Spain. She later studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague, under Janet Krause, and then delved into Latin American music, flamenco and tango at Codarts University for the Arts, Rotterdam, where she obtained a bachelor and master’s degree in World Music and Tango, under the guidance of professors Micha Molthoff, Víctor Hugo Villena, and Gustavo Beytelmann, among others. During her stay in the Netherlands, she was part of and collaborated with several projects such as Orquesta Típica Otra and Tango Tinto, with whom she performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Germany, and France, participating in several world music festivals.
In 2011 she settled in Buenos Aires, where she developed an intense artistic activity related to tango and popular music as collaborator in a wide range of projects. She was part of Tango Sexteto Astillero and Orquesta Típica Julián Peralta as first violin and performed with their different lineups in festivals through Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She has participated in the recording of several albums and documentaries for different projects.
Since 2012, she has combined violin teaching in private lessons and workshops of tango and popular music for string instrumentalists in orchestras and chamber ensembles in conservatories and educational institutions across Europe and Argentina. Currently based in Spain, at present she plays with a wide range of artists as well as with her Duo Alicia Alonso & Guillermo Copello with string orchestras.
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