María del Mar Blasco
Born in Barcelona, she started her Violin studies at the age of eight, earning the Professional degree at the Conservatori del Liceu of her home town with professor Heriberto Fonseca. Afterwards, she studied a Bachelor's Degree in Baroque Violin at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) with maestro Emilio Moreno, studying later the Master's Degree in Performance of Early Music at ESMUC and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
She has furthered her training in the field of historically informed performance with musicians like Lorenzo Coppola, Marc Hantaï, Pedro Memelsdorff, Sergi Casademunt or Andrew Ackerman, among others. Moreover, she has received lessons from violinists like François Fernandez and Catherine Manson, as well as chamber music lessons from Jaap Ter Linden or Wilbert Hazelzet, among others. Besides, she has worked under the baton of maestros such as Gilles Colliard, Chiara Banchini, Jean-Pièrre Canihac or Xavier Díaz-Latorre.
She has been a member of several early music ensembles, the main ones being Ars Veritas, Ministrers de la Civtat de Barcelona or El Teatre Instrumental. Nowadays, she is a member or regular contributor of groups like Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, La Spagna and El Parnaso Español. Moreover, she belongs to Lodi Mvsicali, an ensemble founded in 2014 by herself along with sackbut player Manuel Quesada. As a result of these activities, she has performed concerts at important halls, such as L'Auditori, Palau de la Música Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, National Auditorium of Music and Teatro Real of Madrid, Palau de la Música of Valencia, Daning Theatre of Shanghái or Manuel de Falla Auditorium of Granada.