Aglaya González, Viola

Spanish violist Aglaya González attended the conservatories of Ponferrada, Salamanca, and Madrid where she completed her musical studies with honors. Already at the age of 14, she was admitted to study at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía under the tutelage of Gerárd Caussé (2002-2005). From 2004 to 2007 she also studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid, where she graduated in viola and music education. She continued her artistic education in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. In 2011 she achieved the Performer Diploma after studying with Atard Arad at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) for two years. Since then she is persuing a Master’s degree on viola with Christophe Desjardins and Diemut Poppen at HfM Detmold. Aglaya appeared as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y Leó”, the Andrés Segovia Chamber Orchestra and Barockakademie Detmold. She has performed recitals throughout Spain, Germany, Israel and the United States. She was principal viola in »The World Orchestra«, »Orquesta Freixenet«, »Detmolder Kammerorchester« and »Orquesta-escuela de la Sinfónica de Madrid«, and was also a member of the »Latinoamerican Young Symphony Orchestra«, »Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester«, »IU Baroque Orchestra«, »IU New Music Ensemble«, »Orquesta de Cámara Sony« and other ensembles. As a chamber musician, she founded the Adlibitum and Cariatide"stringquartets, Detmolder Klavierquartett, Smile trio, Duo A + A and played chamber music concerts in collaboration with renowned musicians such as Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Peter Orth, Piotr Oczkowsky, Xenia Jankovich, Hagai Shaham, Hillel Zori and Marco Ricci. She participated in »Europäische Musikwoche Montepulciano«, »Zermatt Musikfestival«, »Keshet Eilon«, »Encuentro de Música de Santander« and »Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival«.
She was awarded 1st prize at the Yamaha-Hazen Chamber Music Competition, special prize CajAstur and viola prize at the Villa de Llanes International Music contest, 1st prize at the »Jóvenes Intérpretes Ibercaja« contest, Bärenreiter Award at »Juventudes Musicales de España«, Jacobs School of Music's 2010 Travel Grant Competition, Jacobs School of Music's annual Viola Concerto Competition and »Premio Monserrat Mirabent« at the 18th »Josep Mirabent i Magrans« Competition. She has received several scholarships from Fundación Albéniz, »AIE«, Juventudes Musicales de Madrid and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation among others.

Updated: 2012-08-22