Mónica García Salamero – clarinet, recorders

Born in Madrid in 1995, Mónica starts the music studies on clarinet (2005) and recorder (2006) at ‘’Federico Moreno Torroba’’ Conservatory and she finished her studies achieving the Final Degree Award on both recorder (2013) and clarinet (2014).

From 2013 until 2017 she studies the Bachelor degree in Early Music (recorder) at the ‘’Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo’’ (ESMAE) in Porto (Portugal) with the professor Pedro Sousa Silva. During her experience in ESMAE, she highlights the education in renaissance music by Prof. P. Sousa and the improvisation and basso continuo lessons by  Prof. Ronaldo Lopes.

Mónica also participates regularly in projects at the School as baroque orchestra, renaissance ensemble, recorder consort.

In 2015 she won the second place performing in the Early Music category of the Premio Jovens Músicos competition with the ensemble “Camerata 2.6”, playing on numerous prestigious stages around Portugal as Casa da Música.

Monica has taken part in the ERASMUS+ program at the “Hochschule für Künste Bremen” (Germany) with the prof. Han Tol in 2015/2016. That year she receives theoretical classes by the prof. Manfred Cordes as counterpoint, notation as well as historical singing lessons.

Currently Monica studies the Master in Interpretation of Early Music at “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya” (ESMUC) in Barcelona under Prof. Pedro Memelsdorff.

During her musical studies she has participated in many masterclasses with different teachers as José Luis Estellés, Alfonso Pineda, Enrique Pérez Piquer (clarinet), Andreas Prittwitz (jazz improvisation), Erik Bosgraaf, Fernando Paz, Susanna Borsch (recorder), among many others. She attends to several music courses as the Curso Internacional de Música Antiga in the Palace of Mafra (Portugal) and Chanter et improviser au 13e siècle in Vézelay (France).

She has performed in several music festivals as Open Recorder Days Amsterdam, V Semana da Música Antiga de Coimbra, IV Encuentro de Flauta de Pico (Valencia), III Festival Portingaloise (Porto), among others. In the concerts she performs renaissance music programs with recorder consort or baroque music programs with different ensembles of chamber music.