Who is ISBILIA QUARTET? Proud winners of the "CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2016", the "John Thompson String Ensemble Prize" and the "John Barbirolli String Quartet Competition 2016", they are enjoying a busy 2018/2019 season performing around the UK and Spain. They gave their St. Martin-in-the-Fields debut the 4th of April 2017. Since they were formed, the quartet has performed in major venues, including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and King's Place. Isbilia Quartet was successful in their audition for a place on the Trinity Laban ‘Quartets in Residence Mentorship Programme 2015/2016 and worked alongside with the Carducci Quartet and Wihan Quartet. During that year, they recorded Shostakovich ‘String Quartet No.8 Op.110’ and Beethoven ‘String Quartet No.3, Op18’.Collaborations with composers include the UK premier of “Con Aire de Tango”, by award-winning composer and pianist Arturo Cardelús and "Curved Form" for string quartet, by Alex Groves. They have studied and received Masterclasses from members of the Brodsky Quartet, Van Kuijk Quartet, Cuarteto Quiroga, Rivka Golani and David Kenedy among others.
Enrique Santiago Cabrera Enrique has graduated in MA in performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mateja Marinkovic (July 2014). Leader of the Andalusia´s youth orchestra and member of many youth orchestras such as the youth orchestra of Spain, Al Ándalus orchestra from the West Eastern-Divan orchestra and the reserve list of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He also has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre and he has led the Betica Orchestra, the oldest professional orchestra in Seville (Spain). Over recent years he has taken violin lessons and master classes with great violinists and teachers, such as Thomas Brandis, Shirly Laub, Michael Thomas, Andrej Bielow, Yossi Zivoni, Jasna Maksimovic and Tasmin Little. At the same time, regarding chamber music, he studied under the guidance of the Quatuor Danel, Brodsky quartet, Emerson quartet, Wihan quartet and Cuarteto Quiroga. In June 2015, he has graduated in a Posgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Distinction.
Mª Victoria Jericó Francés Victoria is an active spanish violinist with a special interest in chamber music that she combines with orchestral collaborations and violin recitals.
She is a former member of Duo Stellae, a promising duo recently awarded with the “Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize for violin & piano”. The duo has brought them to play in England, Scotland and Spain. They were invited to take part in the Chamber Music Bonanza, during the Royal String Quartet Festival in London and at the Music Festival PAM'14 in Spain.
Her recent interest in chamber music, lead her to form the Agora Piano Trio, awarded with 1st prize in Stratford Music Festival in 2014. As part of the trio, she received masterclases from Christopher Richter and Richard Ireland during Chamber Studio Day ’14 hold in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
She shares her chamber music pasion with an enthusiasm in orchestral music, that has lead her to collaborate with some orchestras both in Spain and England. She has worked with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra as an academist and is a former member of Sigfried Camerata. Victoria is currently working with London Arte Chamber Orchestra and Orquesta Ciudad de Pamplona in Spain. She has also worked with Trinity Laban String Ensemble and Youth Spanish Orquestras from Cantabria, País Vasco and Cataluña. She had the opportunity to play “Sleepy Beauty” together with Royal Ballet, conducted by Valery Ovsyamikov in Teatro del Liceo, in Barcelona.
She obtained a Masters Degree in violín at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the class of Andrew Sherwood, generously supported by TLC Scholar.
Rosalía López Sánchez
Rosalía López is currently undertaking a MMus degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying viola with Rivka Golani and supported by the Trinity Laban London Scholar. Previously she studied violin for a PGDip at Trinity Laban with John Crawford. She graduated in violin from the Conservatory of Seville, where she studied with Lourdes Galache and Branislav Sisel. During that time, Rosalía was as a member of the Young Andalusian Orchestra directed by Michael Thomas. She has taken part in masterclasses with Serguey Teslia, Isabel Vila, Manuel Guillen, Tamara Becktemirova and Michael Thomas among others.
Rosalía reguarly performs as a violist with the Orquesta Bética, a professional orchestra in Seville. Additionally, she plays the viola with the Isbilia Quartet. Rosalia is interested in music of the twentieth century and contemporary music. She loves playing in orchestra and in chamber music, especially quartet.
London based cellist Miriam Wakeling is in high demand in both the studio and the concert hall, enjoying a varied career as a chamber, orchestral and session musician. Miriam works with groups ranging from English National Ballet and Novello Orchestra, to one of todays most innovative orchestras, The Heritage Orchestra. Miriam is Principal Cellist of London based chamber orchestra, Siegfried Camerata and was also appointed Principal Cellist of the London Symphonic Rock Orchestra, which toured the UK, Brazil and Bulgaria in 2018. Miriam is also a member of The London Arte Chamber Orchestra with whom she toured China with in 2017. During the past three years Miriam worked closely in the studio with producers and composers Benji Merri- son and Will Slater, improvising musical ideas and later recording parts for BBC1’s new David Attenborough documentary, ‘Dynasties.’ As a session musician Miriam has appeared with 2017 NME award winner, Dua Lipa in her live acoustic mu- sic video ‘Scared to be Lonely,’ on Channel 4’s ‘Made In Chelsea,’ and with Tom O’Dell on BBC1’s Michael Mcintyre show. Miriam has performed with the likes of Nitin Sawhney, The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell and with Gina Kushka on Channel 4’s ‘BoxFresh.’ Miriam’s group, Quartet Volute performed with The Sex Pistol’s Glen Matlok and in 2018 Quartet Volute collaborated in the studio with The Cure to create an acoustic ver- sion of ‘Pictures Of You.’ Miriam is passionate about Chamber music and she is a member of Quartet Volute, Edison Ensemble, Isbilia Quartet and in a duo with concert pianist Christopher Guild. After receiving a BMUS (hons) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2010, whilst studying with Richard May, Miriam gained a Masters in Music performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire or Music and Dance in 2013 where she studied with Richard Markson and Natalia Pavlutskaya. At Trinity she held the Ludwig Lebell Scholarship and The Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship. Miriam won first prize in the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition and twice first prize in The Cavatina Chamber music competition, Miriam is currently a member of staff at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, teaching Cello and Chamber Music. www.miriamwakeling.com