LUIS MARÍA SUÁREZ FELIPE, VIOLIN
He has received from the hands of her Majesty Queen Sofía the Diploma of the most outstanding student of the violin chair in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Likewise, he has been part of the Mayrit Quartet and the Albéniz Group of Prosegur, which received two Diplomas to the String Quartet and the most outstanding Piano Group of the Reina Sofía School.
During the 2017-18 season, Luis María was a resident artist in the AIEnRuta cycle, where he performed twelve recitals with the pianist Ricardo Alí Álvarez. In 2018, Luis María made his debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing Bach’s 2nd Violin Concerto in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2019, he was a guest artist at the “Odeons Konzert” cycle in Munich, where he performed alongside his mentor Julia Fischer.
Luis María has been a guest artist at numerous festivals, such as the Pau Casals Festival in El Vendrell, Tarragona, the “Aurora Music Festival” Sweden, Leonidas Kavakos’s Masterclasses in Athens, the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden, Germany, the “Annual Austin Music Festival ” in Austin, Texas or the Weikerheim International Chamber Music Campus, in Germany, with renowned artists such as Günter Pichler, Rainer Schmidt, Gerhard Schulz, Jonathan Brown, Mihaela Martin, Augustin Hadelich, Christophe Poppen, Nicolás Chumachenco and the Vogler, Casals and Artemis quartets.
Luis María obtained in 2018 a position as first violin in the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, which has been in reserve since 2019. Since the 2020-21 season, Luis María has 12 been a member of Il Maniatico Ensemble, which recorded, alongside 1st oboist of the National Orchestra of Spain, Robert Silla, the complete sextets for oboe and strings of Cayetano Brunetti for the IBS Classical record label. From the 2022-23 season, Luis María will be an artist-in-residence at VillaMusica Schloss Engers, Germany, for three years, where he will collaborate with artists such as Pinchas Zuckermann, Christian Tetzlaff, Baiba Skride, Lina Tur Bonet or Dag Jensen. Luis María currently studies on the chair of internationally-acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.