Joaquín Torre

Joaquín Torre

Violin Professor

16 - 29 of July

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


Began his violin studies at the age of five under A. Ordieres and continued with F. Comesaña, R. Bronstein, D. Delay and F. Andrievsky at Madrid Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard School and Royal College of Music. He is the winner of the XXVII Isidro Gyenes Violin Competition (Madrid, 1990), and the Lucy Dove Prize (London 1992).

Mr. Torre has been featured as soloist with orchestra, recitalist and chamber musician throughout Europe, USA and Canada, South America, Japan amd the Middle East. He is a founding member of the Tuy Chamber Music Festival, and has been invited to take part in the Aspen Music Festival, Schlleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Academie Internationale de Músique in Tours (France), Festival de Musica de Espinho (Portugal), Festival de Noches de Música Española de Muscat (Oman), etc.

His interest in the music of our time has taken him to premiere, record and include in his repertoire works by Hosokawa, Sciarrino, Finnissy, Lindberg, C. Halffter, J. M. López-López, Murai, Dalbavie, Gervasoni, Pang-Pang and Zinsstag among others. He has recorded for Radio Nacional de España.

He is a founding member of the Araciel String quartet, and from 1993 he is a member of the “Orquesta de Cámara Reina Sofía”, touring extensively in Europe, America and Asia. He plays a violin made by P. A. Testore (Milano, 1736) and a bow made by J. F. Persoit (Paris, 1830)

He has taught at the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, and currently he is a professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, and is frequently invited to teach master classes and work with young orchestras. He is also a teacher at the Young Wagner’s Festival in Bayreuth (Germany).