Biography

Aliza Vicente, violin

Aliza began lessons on the violin at the age of eight at the Tarazona Professional School of Music where she would some years later perform as soloist and leader of the orchestra. She has been a member of different Spanish youth orchestras and on moving to London, she immediately started gaining more experience with orchestras such as the Orion Symphony, the London Arts Orchestra, the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Youth Orchestra (NJO), TrinityLaban Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble, TrinityLaba Sinfonia where she was leader and the TrinityLaban Chamber Orchestra and Opera Ensemble where she was Principal of 2nd violins.

Soloist and chamber music projects have involved collaborations with composers such as José Luis Turina, Fernándo Velázquez in Spain, Graham Fitkin, James Keane, Amir Sadeghi and Benjamin Ellin in London. She is part of different chamber ensembles such as string trio and string quartet, and is a founding member of the ‘La Perla’ piano quartet. She has performed in venues such as The House of Lords, St George’s Hannover Square, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Regent Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Cadogan Hall, English National Opera and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

She also has a deep passion for the baroque violin, which she is studying under Walter Reiter, and enjoys being part of several projects with the TrinityLaban Baroque Orquestra and TrinityLaban Early Music Faculty, appearing as leader of the orchestra in festivals such as the International Greenwich Early Music Festival or the London Handel Festival. She was awarded a bursary to study at the Dartington International Summer School, 2010.

Walter Verdehr, Pieter Schoeman, David Ballesteros, Stephanie Gonley, Michael Bochmann, Levon Chilingirian, Olga Vilkomirskaya and David Quiggle are some of the professors Aliza has also received coaching and masterclasses from. She is currently studying her undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Musice and Dance, London on a TCL scholarship with John Crawford.

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