Natalia Martínez Navarro
Natalia Martínez Navarro was born in Madrid in 2001 and began her violin studies at the age of 7 at the ""Centro Integrado de Música Padre Antonio Soler"" in San Lorenzo de Lorenzo de El Escorial. She completed part of her studies with Ana Comesaña Kotliarskaya and Sergey Teslya.
She finished her studies with honorable mention in violin and chamber music and the ""End of Degree Award"" in violin. She then continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, where she joined the class of Professor Sebastian Hamann and Fiona Milla Jäntti.
She participated in competitions such as the ""Competition of the Community of Madrid"", where she won third prize, or the ""Baden-Württemberg Stringed Instrument Collection Competition"", where she won first place.
She is member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO). Natalia plays regularly with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and she has played under the direction of conductors such as Teodor Currenztis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Herbert Blomstedt, Christopher Franklin or Heiko Mathias Forster, playing in important halls such as the Tonhalle Zürich, KKL Luzern, National Music Auditorium of Madrid, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Felsenreitschule in Salzburg or the Teatro Del Maggio Musicale in Florence.
She has also received scholarships from different foundations such as the German foundation ""Adelhaus Stiftung Freiburg"".
She currently plays a ""Ferdinandus Gagliano Filius Nicolai 1779"", on loan from the stringed instrument collection of Baden-Württemberg.