Human connection is at the centre of my work. As a performer, I facilitate the link between emotion and the audience; as a teacher, I accompany students through a journey of self discovery and exploration of the world of sound, through the wonderful vehicle of expression and connection that flute is.
Due to my ecclectic training (Music Teaching Degree, Specialising in Flute at Professional Music Conservatoire of Valencia; Accredited Level 3 Suzuki Flute Teacher -through the European Suzuki Association in England and Finland, plus studies with Kelly Williamson in Canada-; Higher Degree in Drama, Specialising in Performance at ESAD Valencia) and to my moving from my native Spain to London in 2003, I have enjoyed until now a rich and varied professional live, including orchestral experience, as a soloist, (The Angel Orchestra), in Chamber music (Siebenburgen Woodwind Quintett, Anima Flute and Piano), world music (Amaka, Melthem), folk (with Paul Young) and progressive rock (with Joshua Burnell). I have also worked in improvisation as a hospital clown (PayaSOSpital), in straight theatre (Onatti Theatre Company), physical and devising theatre (Hayan Theatre Company), puppet theatre (Xarxa Teatre), site specific performance (Offstage Theatre) and Integrative Performance Practice (Experience Vocal Dance), across Spain, England, Scotland and Italy.
Such a varied activity has allowed me to integrate knowledge derived from all of these performing disciplines and I have had the pleasure of being invited to teach Movement for Musicians and Stage Presence for Musicians Workshops both in Spain (TMJ, Valencia) and England (Suzuki Flute Summer School, Penzance); as well as flute master classes in England (Berkshire Suzuki Flute Group).
In 2008 I started the London Suzuki Flute Studio, teaching students whose ages ranged from 3 years old to mature students. The Studio's activities included, among others, weekly individual and group lessons, and regular concerts at the Royal Academy of Music (through the London Suzuki Group Recital Series), and at St John's Smith Square (in National Graduation Concerts).
In 2010 I had the honour of being invited to speak at the British Flute Society Convention, where I presented my speech 'The Suzuki Method, playing from the heart'. The following year, my article 'Learning through metaphor' was published on the Spring 2011 issue of 'Ability'. I've had the opportunity of teaching at the Bridge Academy and the Suzuki Hub in London, and it was my pleasure to organise the first International Suzuki Flute Teacher Exchange, in collaboration with the Suzuki Flute Studio of Berlin. Likewise, in 2015, I gave several lectures on Suzuki Pedagogy in the new MA in Music: Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy at York University. In February 2018 I had the great pleasure of collaborating with Saem Stage in the organisation and teaching of a flute and piano holiday course in the beautiful rural setting of Huerta Grande, in southern Spain.
Having moved to York in 2013, I combine performing, teaching and working on my new album from my studio, The Flute Connection.