Queen Sofía College of Music
|Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía|
|President||HRH The Queen Sofía of Spain|
The Queen Sofía College of Music (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spanish) is a private music college founded in Madrid, Spain, in 1991 by Paloma O'Shea. It is part of the Albéniz Foundation.
The school was founded by Paloma O'Shea in 1991 in Madrid, in order to provide young Spanish musicians with a solid artistic education without the need to study abroad in other European countries.
The purpose is to train first-rate musicians, and all the necessary resources are made available to students and teachers with this end in mind. The school offers individually tailored instruction to ensure that each student gets the training that he or she needs. However, the school does not award academic degrees of any kind.
- Stanislav Ioudenitch (piano - international soloist)
- Jozef Kapustka (piano - international soloist)
- Denis Kozhukhin (piano - international soloist)
- Plamena Mangova (piano - international soloist)
- Claudio Martínez Mehner (piano - piano docent)
- Leticia Moreno (violin - international soloist)
- Pablo Ferrández (cello - international soloist)
- Eldar Nebolsin (piano - international soloist)
- Vadim Repin (violin - international soloist)
- Kirill Gerstein (piano)
- Arcadi Volodos (piano - international soloist)
- Jong Hwa Park (piano - international soloist)
- Vestards Šimkus (piano)
- Tatiana Samouil (violin - international soloist)
Former and present staff
- Dmitri Bashkirov (Piano)
- Teresa Berganza (Voice)
- Zakhar Bron (Violin)
- Gerard Caussé (Viola)
- Galina Eguiazarova (Piano)
- José Luis García Asensio (Violin)
- Frans Helmerson (Violoncello)
- Tom Krause (Voice)
- Alfredo Kraus (Voice)
- Duncan McTier (Doublebass)
- Diemut Poppen (Viola)
- David del Puerto (Analysis)
- Marco Rizzi (Violin)
- Antoni Ros-Marbà (Orchestra)
- Natalia Shakhovskaya (Violoncello)
- Hansjörg Schellenberger (Oboe)
- Rainer Schmidt (Violin, Chamber Music)
- Heime Müller (chamber music)
- Marta Gulyas (chamber music)
- Ludwig Streicher (Doublebass)
- Alasdair Tait (Chamber music)
- Rainer Zepperitz (Doublebass)
- Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
The school's new campus is in central Madrid near the Royal Palace and Madrid's main opera theatre, Teatro Real. The new building has over 30 teaching and rehearsal rooms, offices, library and a large concert hall.
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