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Ana Dunne Sequi - Viola

Biography

Ana Dunne Sequi was born in Madrid in 1997 where she studied with Avri Levitan at the Centro Integrado de Música “Padre Antonio Soler” in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, where she finished with the highest distinction.

She has received awards in chamber competitions and has taken part in several orchestral projects, working with renowned conductors the likes of Bernard Haitink, Rafael Payare or Lawrence Foster.

She has received solo and chamber music masterclasses from Maxim Rysanov, Tabea Zimmermann, Lawrence Power, Thomas Zehetmair, Mats Zetterqvist, Avri Levitan, Michael Kugel, Mark Messenger and Alina Ibragimova, to name a few. As a soloist, she performed Telemann’s viola concerto with the El Escorial Baroque Orchestra and has had the opportunity to perform in various cities in Europe such as Brussels, Aalborg, Madrid, Zaragoza and London.

Ana has performed with Maxim Vengerov, the Sacconi Quartet and Thomas Carroll, and was invited to participate in the Wigmore Hall Learning National Young string Quartet Weekend in Manchester. Most recently she was also invited to take part in the Musethica festival in Berlin.

As a keen chamber musician, she is a member of the newly-formed Artha quartet with whom she has performed in venues and festivals such as the Tate Modern Gallery, Chipping Campden festival, Musethica chamber festival, and Wigmore Hall in London.

Recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree (July 2019), she will continue her studies at the Royal College of Music with Nathan Braude for a Masters degree as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar, and also receives lessons from Antonello Farulli. Before Prof. Nathan Braude, she joined for three years the class of Yuri Zhislin.

Ana was awarded first prize in the RCM viola competition 2018, as well as being a recipient of the Helen Just & Susan Connell Prize and The Sacconi Quartet Prize as a quartet member of the Artha Quartet. She is also a recipient of the English National Opera 2018-2019 scheme (ENO Evolve). She has recently joined ‘Talent Unlimited’ in October 2019.

She has recently been awarded the “Bach Prize” for the best interpretation of a solo piece of the composer in the last RCM viola competition 2019.

submission October 2019