CSM Galicia string professors

They are the string professors (violin, viola, violoncello and double bass).


Violin professor

He was born in St. Petersburg and trained at the legendary St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He combined his studies there with the Prins Claus Conservatory and later the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Holland). As a soloist and member of different formations, he has performed at numerous international festivals. As a soloist he has made programs of the New-York Classic Radio and intense tours of the United States. He has been a soloist in the North Netherlands Orchestra (Netherlands), New Philharmonic Orchestra (Netherlands), RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Baltika Orchestra of St. Petersburg (Russia), among others. He teaches the first violins of the Royal Philharmony of Galicia and co-founder of the International Festival of Musical Pilgrims. You can read his full curriculum here.


Viola professor

He began his musical studies at age 5 at the Special School of Music in Kazan and later with G.H. Hodjaev. In 1988 he entered the State Conservatory and in 1994 he obtained the solo violin, orchestra artist and violin teacher diplomas. He was a Concertino in the Student Symphony Orchestra, was part of the Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera”, played in the Kazan Philharmonic State Orchestra and was a member of Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, of the Moscow Orchestra, of the State Symphony Orchestra and of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia. You can read his full CV below.


Viola and chamber music professor

Natalia Arestova was born in Russia, in the city of Zheleznogorsk, (Krasnoyarsk region). She started studying viola in Krasnoyarsk. In 2013 she received a diploma as an artist, teacher and concertmaster from the Ural State Conservatory by Evgeny Zheleznyakov. Later she obtained her postgraduate diploma in chamber music with Dr. Elena Lukyanova from the same institution.

She part of different festivals such as “Symphonic Orchestras of the World Festival” where she performed with the United Russian Symphonic Orchestra (Moscow, Russia); “Classics in the Streets (Bad Ragaz, Switzerland);” Young Euro Classics “(Berlin, Germany);” Suoni dal Golfo “(Lerici, Italy); 65th” Puccini Festival “(Torre di Lago, Italy), among others.

She has performed concerts with different groups such as Tomsk Symphony Orchestra; the “InterText”; the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater; and the Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra. Between 2017 and 2018 she has performed in chamber music groups at the Beijing Exposition Center.

You can read his CV below.


Violoncello professor

Graduated in Musikene and master in the Musik-Akademie Basel, he has performed as a soloist in the Gaos Orchestra, Musikene Symphony Orchestra, FRSinfonieorchester Rostock or the Young Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias and participating in festivals such as the Zermatt Festival, Akademie Rutesheim, Turina Festival , Gustav Mahler Academy, Montreux Festival or Lucerne Festival. He has been a violoncello teacher at the
Higher Conservatory of Music of Aragon (CSMA). Since 2018 he is a solo violoncello of the Tenerife Symphony. You can read his full CV here.


Violoncello professor

He studied at the CSMA (Zaragoza), continued studying at the Reina Sofía Higher School of Music (Madrid) and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany). He has received the 1st National Violoncello Contest Prize (Carcaixent) and the 1st Santa Cecilia 2014 Contest Award (Portugal), among others. He has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Spain, the Galician Symphony, the Reina Sofía Chamber Orchestra, the Del Palau de les Arts or the Tsingtao International Music Festival Orchestra (China), among others. He is part of the Royal Philharmony of Galicia and is a violoncello teacher at the Berenguela School of Music. You can read his full CV below.


Double bass professor

He completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of North Texas (USA) and upon completion, he studied the Master of Music at New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, USA). Subsequently, he completed two years of Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas (USA). He was in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as sub-principal and in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In Hong Kong he taught orchestral repertoire at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In the United States he has also collaborated with other orchestras such as Fort Worth Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Portland Symphony or New World Symphony. Throughout his career he has acted as the main double bass for the Galicia Symphony, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon (Portugal) and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka (Japan). You can read his full CV here.


Double bass professor

He studied higher double bass at the Superior Conservatory of A Coruña and continued with a Continuous Training Course in the Esmuc. Then he obtained the Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London and completed a Master in Solo Performance at the Katarina Gurska Higher Center. He has collaborated with different orchestras such as the Galicia Symphony, the Royal Philharmony of Galicia, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, etc. During his career he has been awarded the 2nd prize in the XI Toledo Provincial Contest for string instruments, the 3rd Excellence of the Paideia Foundation and the same in the International Music Competition London Grand Prize Virtuoso, among others. You can read his full CV below.

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