Alejandro Marías

Alejandro Marías is a young musician from Spain. He began playing the cello in Madrid, studying with teachers Enrique Correa and Maria de Macedo. He has taken lessons from some of the best cellists in the world, among them, Christophe Coin, Anner Bylsma, Jaap Ter Linden, Philippe Muller and Claudio Bohorquez, and he obtained his cello degree at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, in Miguel Jiménez and Josetxu Obregón’s chairs.

In 2002 he started his studies of viol with Pere Ros, with whom Alejandro obtained his degree in Spring 2009 at the same conservatoire. In this time he has played in master classes for Wieland Kuijken, Hille Perl and Laurence Dreyfus.

This experience playing early music awakened an interest that, without leaving modern performing, inspired him to do the Formation Supérieure au métier de l’Orchestre Classique et Romantique in the Centre Européen de Recherche et Practique Musicales (Saintes, France). In this academy he was specializing in Classical and Romantic historical performance practice, in chamber music repertoire as well as in orchestral and solo playing. He was a member of the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (2006-2009), the Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay (2010) and the Orchestre Fançais des Jeunes (2010). He has recently gotten two master-concert degrees in baroque cello and in viola da gamba, in Bruno Cocset and Guido Balestracci’s chairs at the Conservatoire de Genève.

He is the Professor of Viola da gamba at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla, the artistic director of La Spagna (www.laspagna.es), a young baroque ensemble that is becoming one of the main baroque orchestras in Spain. On the other hand, he is a founding member of the Cuarteto Goya, a string quartet specialised in historically informed performance of the Iberian repertoire.

Alejandro Marías has excelled in chamber music with many different groups. This has provided him an intensive concert activity in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Israel, Algeria, Argentina and Bolivia. He uses to play recitals in Spain and Switzerland, and he has been invited to play as a soloist by several baroque orchestras. As an orchestral musician he played with conductors like Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Minkowski, Ton Koopman, Bruno Weil, Sigiswald Kuijken, Hervé Niquet, Lucy van Dael, Paul Agnew and David Stern. He has taken part in several recordings, for labels as Warner Music and Columna, just as for many European and American TV and radio channels.