LAURA QUESADA

TRAVERSO

 

Laura Quesada (Madrid, Spain) starts her musical passion at the age of 4 playing piano. Later, she is admitted at the Centro Integrado de Enseñanzas Artísticas “Padre Antonio Soler” (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain) where she studied piano, harpsichord and flute and finished her professional diploma with honorable mention in Composition.

Afterwards, she studies flute and piccolo in Belgium at the Royal Conservatory of Mons with Marc Grauwels and in France at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Mihi Kim, where she gets her Bacc and Master degrees with magna cum laude.

She has performed in several orchestras: European Royal Ensemble, EuroAsia Orchestra, Comunidad de Madrid Youth Orchestra, Andalucía Youth Baroque Orchestra, Presjovem Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, Santa Cecile Classical Orchestra… as harpsichord, flute and traverso player on international tours as well as soloist.

She is laureate at different international competitions (Förderpreis Alte Musik Competition in Saarland, Concours International de Musique Ancienne de Val de Loire, Göttingen Händel Competition, Concours International Le Parnasse in Paris…) and has recorded for the music label Naxos with Marc Grauwels. She has also participated in several studio sessions as professional musician.

Laura has studied with Diego Ares, Alberto Martínez, Guillermo Peñalver, Wilbert Hazelzet, Frank Theuns, Richard Egarr, Josep Domènech, Guido Morini, Beatrice Martin, Jacques Ogg, Aurèle Nicolet, Pierre-Ives Artaud, Sophie Cherrier, Julia Gallego, and Emily Beynon among others.
Currently she is founding member of L’Apothéose, studies harpsichord and traverso at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Madrid and works as private teacher, composer, professional studio musician as well as traverse flute and harpsichordist performing in several early music orchestras.