BEATRIZ CARBONELL GRANADA
Beatriz is a passionate and creative violinist and teacher based in London. She entered the prestigious Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon at the age of 17, completing the Bachelor degree with Pablo Suarez, leader of La Scala of Milan. She has participated in masterclasses with Nicolas Chumachenco, Massimo Quarta, Catalin Bucataru and The Wihan Quartet, among others.
Beatriz studied quartet with Cuarteto Quiroga, and is currently a member of the highly active London based Isbilia Quartet. She completed her Masters Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London, with M.B.E. Professor Michael Bochmann, obtaining a Distinction. Beatriz is grateful for the support of Trinity College and Margaret Harris Scholarships. As of September 2015, she is studying a Postgraduate Artist Diploma under the tutorship of John Crawford. Beatriz is keen to explore new directions including a violin duo, Duo Realia, with violinist Kieran Burling, whose aim is making chamber music more accessible and exciting using video and social media to engage with a wider audience.
CRISTINA ELIZABETH COOPER
Born in Spain to English and Spanish parents, Cristina started studying as a cellist at the age of four with Javier Albarés, the principal cellist of the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, along with other teachers in her town for several years. At the age of 12 she moved on to Madrid and had lessons from David Peris, teacher at one of the principal music conservatoires in Madrid. She has also been involved in several orchestras such as the Youth Orchestra of Malaga and the Orchestra of Castilla la Mancha performing concerts around Europe and worked alongside to cellists like Alexander Osokin, Asier Polo or Arnau Tomas, the main cellist in the Casals quartet.
She is about to graduate Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, working with David Kenedy throughout these past years. Now she has accepted an offer for Royal College of Music to continue her studies for a Postgraduate course. She's an active player in a wide range of genres from jazz to session music, recorded Cassado's cello suite in 2014 among other projects.