Alicia Alonso

Born in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 1984. She began her musical studies at age 5 with her father and grandfather. She studied violin under Patricio Gutiérrez at Conservatorio Superior de Música in Salamanca (Salamanca Higher Music Conservatory), Spain. From 2005 to 2009, she was a member of Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (National Youth Orchestra of Spain).

She continued her studies in the Netherlands. She first studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague, under Janet Krause, and then delved into Latin American music, flamenco and tango at Codarts University for the Arts, Rotterdam, where she obtained a master’s degree in Tango, under the guidance of professors Micha Molthoff, Leo Vervelde, Víctor Hugo Villena, and Gustavo Beytelmann, among others. During her stay in the Netherlands, she was part of and collaborated with several projects such as Orquesta Típica Otra and Tango Tinto, with whom she performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Estonia, Germany, and France, participating in several world music festivals.

In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship to finish her tango studies under the Huygens Scholarship Programme (NUFFIC) granted by the Dutch government. In 2011 she settled in Buenos Aires, where she developed an intense artistic activity related to tango and popular music as collaborator in a wide range of projects. She was part of Sexteto Astillero and Orquesta Típica Julián Peralta as first violin and performed with their different lineups in festivals through Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

She has participated in the recording of several albums and documentaries for different projects, including Un disparo en la noche I (2011) and Un disparo en la noche II (2016) with Orquesta Típica Julián Peralta; Buenos Aires Otra Vez (2012) with Pablo Motta Quinteto+1; Casa Cuore (2014) of Juan Serén; Fronterabierta (2017) of Amores Tangos, and Soundtrack Buenos Aires (2013) and Quilombo (2017) with Astillero.

Since 2012, she has held tango interpretation workshops for string instrumentalists in different lineups and levels in conservatories and educational institutions across Europe and Argentina.

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