Bruna Cornudella Pujol
The young violist, born in 2001 in a sea town near Barcelona, started playing the violin at the age of 6 and later completed her professional music studies with a major in violin in the IEA Oriol Martorell Conservatory (Barcelona). At the age of 16 she began studying viola with Yuval Gotlibovich and since 2019 she has been pursuing her Bachelor's degree majoring in viola in the class of Anna Krimm at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. She also has orchestral studies lessons with Philipp Nickel (Oper Frankfurt). Her interest in historical performance practice made her also try the baroque viola, instrument that she currently studies under the guidance of Petra Müllejans and Werner Saller, from the Freiburger Barockorchester.
Founding her voice in the viola and deeply in love with it's warm sound and versatile role, Bruna plays regularly in multiple chamber groups tutored by Tim Vogler (Vogler-Quartett) and Hansjacob Staemmler.
Actively playing with orchestras since a young age, she has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Andorra (JONCA) and the Jungen Norddeutschen Philharmonie. She regularly appears on stage with the orchestra of her university where she has had the honour to be the leader of the viola section in multiple concerts. She has also played with professional orchestras, such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Spain) and Spira Mirabilis (Italy).
Always open to new ideas, Bruna has attended masterclasses with Hartmut Rohde, Lars Anders Tomter, Cuarteto Casals, Anna Puig and Justin Caulley, among others.
Interested in social-cultural organisations and the work behind the scenes, she is in the orchestra commission and the student parliament of her university.