María del Mar Jurado Jiménez
The violinist from La Carolina (Jaén) started playing the violin at the age of eight. Ms Jimenéz made her solo debut at the Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid with Camerata Musicalis and conductor Edgar Martín. She also performed at the National Auditorium of Madrid with the Madrid Metropolitan Orchestra.
Ms Jimenéz has received first prize awards in competitions such as “Intercentros Melómano”, “Visitación Magarzo” chamber music competition and Young Performers of Jaén. She has also received masterclasses from Mariana Todorova, David Marco, Sergey Teslia, Christoph Schickedanz, Anna Baget, Sarah Chang, Leticia Moreno, Grigory Kalinovsky, Josu de Solaun and Kyril Zlotnikov.
As a finalist in the TV contest “Tierra de Talento” on Canal Sur, Ms Jimenéz was given a scholarship prize from the Fundación Reina Nilsen. Currently, she studies at the Galamian Academy in Málaga, with Anna Nilsen and Jesús Reina.