VIOLIN

Raquel Castro Pego. Violín

She received training in Spain (under the guidance of Lev Chistiakov) and London (Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Detlef Hahn). She completed her studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Jacobs School of Music, and thanks to the help of a Fulbright scholarship, atteined the Masters in Music with honors under the tutelage of Mauricio Fuks. During her studies in Bloomington Mrs. Castro worked as an Assistant Instructor of the University of Indiana. After graduation, she was invited as a professor at the University of Indiana as part of the Mimi Zweig team of professors at the “Summer String Academy” and also as a guest teacher to replace Master Fuks.

She has been a professor at the Superior School of Catalonia since September 2004. As an outstanding pedagogue, her students enjoy national and international success as prize winners in various competitions, members of important orchestras, ensembles. He also works by training teachers in Spain, to cultivate professional education at the highest level. He regularly teaches courses and master classes nationally and internationally.Raquel Castro Pego enjoys a versatile career as a pedagogue and violinist. He performs regularly at numerous festivals: Classica Havana, Cuba, Ciao in Chengdu, China, ¨Kefar Blum¨ Israel, ¨Luosto¨ in Finland, Cividale Chamber Music in Italy, Magic Terrain in Croatia, and in Spain: International Monumental City Festival of Cáceres , Panticosa Festival, Forum Musikae, Matadepera Festival in Catalonia, Via Láctea, Aremore and Ponte das Artes Festival in Galicia and Sunnmore Chamber Music Festival in Norway, among others. In 2015 he performs solo concerts celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Catalan Chamber Orchestra performing the Mozart Concertante Symphony with the violist Yuval Gotlibovich. Also with the Catalan Chamber Orchestra, he premiered and recorded for Naxos the work of composer Ramón Paus, Elegía I, the drift, together with the violist Yuval Gotlibovich and the Esmuc Chamber Choir.