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Cellos & Double Bass

Candela Gómez Bonet, Spain

Candela Gomez Bonet was born in Madrid in1989, and began her cello studies at the age of 7 with María de Macedo. At the age of 11 she was accepted at the Arturo Soria Conservatory of Music in Madrid, and finished her bachelors in cello performance at the Conservatory Superior of Liceu as a student of Angel Luis Quintana. Candela has played masterclasses for cellists such as Daniel Grosgurin, Jaap ter Linden, Miguel Jiménez, Christophe Coin, David Simpson, Roel Dieltiens, and Wolfgang Schmid. In particular she participated in the International Manuel de Falla Course with Jaap ter Linden from 2009 until 2012. Candela was a member of various youth orchestras including the Baroque Orchestra of the CNSM Paris, JONDE (Youth Orchestra of Spain), and JOA (Jeune Orchestre Atlantique). She played in masterclass given by Philippe Herreweghe, Roel Dieltiens, Lorenzo Coppola, Andrew Ackerman, Viola da Hoog, Bálázs Maté and Anton Steck.Currently Candela is pursuing a Masters in Early Music at the State Conservatory of Music in Trossingen, Germany with Werner Matzke, solo cellist of Concerto Cologne.

Ester Domingo Sancho, Spain

Having been awarded degrees from the Zaragoza Conservatory of Music (BMus 2010), the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen (MMus 2012) and The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (MMus in Early Music 2015) cellist Ester Domingo now devotes herself to historical performance practice. Her studies in baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden have profoundly influenced her playing. Other important influences have been Hilary Metzger and Markus Möllenbeck, and she has received classes from Josetxu Obregón, Hidemi Suzuki and Bruno Cocset. As member of the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (JOA, 2011-12), she specialized in classical and romantic music with period instruments, performing under the guidance of musicians such as Philippe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, Christophe Coin, Alessandro Moccia, and Ageet Zweistra. She was selected for the 2015 OAE Experience Scheme and has worked and performed with Kati Debrceni, Margaret Faultless and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Other important influences during her professional training have been Ton Koopman, Patrick Ayrton, Walter Reiter and Barthold Kuijken, as well as her participation in the last orchestral project with the Orchestra of the 18th century led by the late Frans Brüggen. She has collaborated with professional ensembles such as Camerata Antonio Soler, Apollo’s Cabinet, Edelmann Trio and the Holland Baroque Society, performing in The Netherlands, Spain, UK, Malta and the Czech Republic, among others.

Email: esterdomingosancho(at)gmail.com

See also Youtube Channel EsterDomingoCellist

Carlos Navarro Herrero, Spain

Carlos started to study double bass when he was 15 years old at the Murcia conservatory with David Monrabal. He then moved to London to study with Rinat Ibragimov. Carlos has been a member of the Murcia Youth Orchestra (OJRM), the Spanish Youth Orchestra (JONDE) and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival orchestra, and has played as soloist with the Torrevieja Orchestra. He has received lessons from professors including Luis Cabrera, Janne Saksala, Edicson Ruiz, Esko Laine, Mathew McDonald, Catalin Rotaru and Colin Paris. He won second prize in the North London Festival, first prize in the “III Villa de Molina 2012” competition and third prize in the “Leopold Belland” International Competition. Carlos has been awarded scholarships by the Guildhall School of Music Trust in 2012, and Kia Motors in 2014. Now he is studying in Moscow with Evgeny Kolosov, and plays in various chamber ensembles in Moscow, such as the Afrettando ensemble and the Persimfans orchestra; he also plays in the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. He is interested in historical performance, and studied baroque double bass with Cecelia Bruggemeyer; he has also taken lessons from Joseph Crouch and Love Persson. Now he is a student of Grigory Krotenko, and works with various baroque groups in Moscow. Recently he played with the Bach Consort Wien in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.