Teresa de la Escalera Calderón was born in Madrid in 1996. She began her piano studies at the age of five with Professor Djurdjica Kovalj and then later with Professor Fe del Campo.
Between 2008 and 2010 she participated in three editions of the International Piano Contest Ciudad de San Sebastián, in four categories: ‘Four hands Elementary’, ‘Medio 2’, ‘Medio 3’ and ‘Superior 1’. She won one first prize and two second prizes. She has also participated in many notable concerts such as Winners Concerts in Teatro Victoria Eugenia de San Sebastián (2008 and 2009), Festival Horacio Icasto in Navia, Asturias (2008 and 2009), Civic Center of University of Zaragoza, a Concert Tribute to Juan Carlos Calderón at the Palacio de Festivales de Santander with the Sinphonic Orquestra Séptimo Art, under the baton of Inma Shara. In 2012, she finished her studies at the Conservatorio de Amaniel in Madrid two years early, earning the Professional Degree with two Honourable Mentions, for Performance and Chamber Music. As she did not have the legal age for higher education yet, so she carried on tudying with her professors, Fe del Campo and Miguel Baselga.
In December 2013, she was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In January 2017, Teresa was awarded 3rd place in the Worshipful Company of Musicians Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Academy. Following that, in Febuary, she was awarded Second prize in her year, for her playing of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.15.
Teresa is currently in her fourth year for her BMus Degree, studying with Tessa Nicholson and hopes to pursuit a career as a musician.