María Casado

María Casado

Cello Professor

8 - 29 of July

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio - Facultad de Música y Artes Escénicas

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Maria was born in Madrid, she studied with Maria de Macedo and Lluis Claret, obtaining Honor Awards and the highest marks. In 1996 and for four years she had the honor to work intensely with Maestro Bernard Greenhouse (Boston) of the Beaux Arts Trio, with whom she made a great work to improve in the violoncello. Subsequently, she is selected by Maestro Asier Polo, eminent violoncellist and pedagogue, making a profound technical and musical improvement, which allowed her to play in many concerts, on a national and international level, reaching great success.

Alongside, she received advice from maestros such as Raimond Korupp, M. Cervera, Ch. Tunnell, D. Geringas and Gary Hoffman. In the same way, she has improved her chamber music knowledge with ensembles of international prestige such as the Endellion Quartet, Nash Ensemble Trio, Isaye Quartet of Paris....

She has been a member of different orchestras of great renown (Reina Sofía Orchestra, ORCAM, RTVE, Andrés Segovia Orchestra...) playing with them in different international festivals under the conduction of J. López Cobos, Lorin Maazel, Schelemberge... and with soloist such as Aldo Ciccolini, Sholmo Mintz, Mischa Maisky... She has also been a member of numerous chamber ensembles like Gaudeamus String Quartet, Prometeus Trio, Aurora String Quartet and Trio Toletum, making an intense work playing in concerts of different national and international festivals.

Since the year 2005 she is full teacher of the Forum Internacional de Música of Torrelodones and assistant of Maestro Asier Polo.

Currently, she combines her concert work, making recordings for television and first-time performances in different national venues, making and intense work in violoncello pedagogy and being an assistant teacher of the Conservatorio Superior de Música of País Vasco, Musikene and Titular professor of cello at the Music Performance Degree and official Master in performance from the University Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain).