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’, where she was awarded first prize.
In 2011 she auditioned at the Conservatorio de Amaniel in Madrid for “Sexto de Grado Medio”. A year after she finished her studies at the conservatoire at the age of sixteen, 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, she carried on studying with her professors, Fe del Campo and Miguel Baselga. During her years in Spain she also participated in many notable concerts such as Festival Horacio Icasto in Navia, Asturias, Civic Center of University of Zaragoza, a Concert Tribute to Juan Carlos Calderón at the Palacio de Festivales de Santander with the Symphonic Orchestra Séptimo Arte, under the baton of Inma Shara. From 2010 till 2014, she collaborated with the charity association Músicos en Acción playing in various hospitals in Madrid where she is currently still a member.
In 2014 she began her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Tessa Nicholson. In January 2017, Teresa was awarded 3rd place in the Worshipful Company of Musicians Harriet Cohen Bach Prize at the Academy. Following that, in February, she was awarded second prize in her year, for her playing of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.15. In May she played two recitals, one of them at Henleaze Trinity Church, Bristol and the other at St. Paul’s Church, Bedford. In November of 2017 she had a recital at the Royal Academy of Music, offered to her by the Head of Piano, Joanna MacGregor. During 2018 she has performed numerous solo recitals in London, Bristol and Cumbria.
Teresa graduated from the Academy for her BMus Degree in July 2018. She has been a member of ‘Talent Unlimited’ since December 2017. Teresa is currently in her first year for her MA, studying with Tessa Nicholson, where she was awarded a Scholarship.