Irene CortezónLA MADRILEÑA - VIOLIN
Irene has always been an enthusiast of music and art in general. She started studying violin at the age of 7, winning at age 14 two prizes in different violin competitions. She completed her first music diploma with the highest qualifications and various awards in 2006, performing on National Radio. She later on graduated from her Bachelor Degree both in Violin and Violin Pedagogy in 2010-11.
She has taken part in numerous masterclasses, with among other teachers Igor Mikhailov, Shirley Laub, Yossi Zivoni, Ingrid Zur, Yuri Volguin, Enrico Onofri and Macieg Rakovsky. She has always been enthusiastic of both pedagogy and performance, performing actively in both fields. She has worked and been a member of different orchestras, including the Spanish Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Madrid’s Royal Opera Youth Orchestra (OESM) and La Madrileña.
She has also worked actively as a teacher, helping young students and participating in different summer courses as a violin teacher. She has always loved Early Music, receiving her first baroque violin lesson from Antoinette Lohmann in Utrecht in 2014.
Since then she has participated in various Baroque projects and entered Madrid’s Royal Conservatory, where she is currently studying the Baroque Bachelors programme in the class of Hiro Kurosaki.