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Erola Masqué - Violin


Erola Masqué was born in 2002 in Vic (Catalonia / Spain), at the age of seven began her musical education with Coloma Bertran and Quim Térmens at the Vic Professional Conservatory. In 2020 she was admitted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Stephanie Gonley, where she is currently studying her undergraduate studies.

From an early age, her interest in sharing music has led her to join the country's most renowned young orchestras, including the Jove Orquestra Nacional Catalana, the Jove Orquestra de Cambra d'Andorra, the Jove Orquestra de les Illes Balears, the Jove Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Orquestra de Cambra de Vic... with them she has been able to play under the baton of conductors such as Manel Valdivieso, Albert Gumí and Xavier Puig.

In addition, chamber music occupies a particularly important place in the training of the young violinist, this has led her to play with string quartet, trio with piano and cello, trio with piano and clarinet, octet, quintet with piano, quintet with two cellos... with which she has been able to investigate a wide variety of repertoire. In 2019 she is a finalist in the Canillo International Romanesque Chamber Competition with the Kassia Duo and in 2020 she won second prize with the Manén Quartet in the same competition. In 2021 she becomes member of Talent Unlimited which is supporting her.

Her curiosity to know references of classical music has led her to participate in various masterclasses and courses such as: XIV Course for Young Musicians "Santa María del Paular", where she received classes from Cibrán Sierra, Miguel Colom and Kennedy Moretti, IV International Quartet Academy with the mastery of the Gerhard String Quartet. She has also had the opportunity to receive classes from teachers such as: Barri Sargent, Corrado Bolsi, Daniel Cubero, Heriberto Fonseca, Callum Smart, Sara Billoch...

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submission June 2021