VC YOUNG ARTIST | María Dueñas, 18 — Menuhin Competition 1st Prize

18-year-old Spanish violinist María Dueñas is captivating audiences around the world with her superb playing recently described by the Berkeley Daily Planet as "jaw-dropping"

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A student of Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, María is a former first and Grand Prix winner at the Leonid Kogan, Georg Philipp Telemann, Zhuhai, and Yankelevitch International Violin Competitions as well as the "Getting to Carnegie" competition. In May of this year, she was awarded first prize and audience prize in the senior division of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. María has also been named one of the 2021-2023 BBC New Generation Artists.

María's recent solo engagements include performances with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

Her upcoming debuts include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

She currently performs on the 1736 "Muntz" Guarneri del Gèsu violin on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation and a Nicolo Gagliano on generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | BRUCH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN G MINOR | MANFRED HONECK & NDR ELBPHILHARMONIE ORCHESTRA | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 4 | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ROBERT KULEK | SARASATE | ZIGEUNERWEISEN | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | GUSTAVO GIMENO & LUXEMBOURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ROBERT KULEK | GRANADOS | DANZA ESPAÑOLA NO. 5 "ANDALUZA" | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & EVGENY SINAISKI | RAVEL | TZIGANE | MENUHIN COMPETITION RICHMOND 2021 | 1ST PRIZE

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ROBERT KULEK | DEBUSSY | BEAU SOIR (ARR. K. RISSLANDA) | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & EVGENY SINAISKI | FRANCK | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 8 | MENUHIN COMPETITION RICHMOND 2021 | 1ST PRIZE

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ROBERT KULEK | MANÉN | CHANSON | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | PAGANINI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 1ST MVT | VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | PAGANINI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 2ND MVT | VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | PAGANINI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 3RD MVT | VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF RUSSIA | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | LALO | SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE | MIHHAIL GERTS & ESTONIA NATIONAL ORCHESTRA | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ITAMAR GOLAN | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN SONATA OP. 9 IN D MINOR | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS, MIHHAIL GERTS & KASPAR ULJAS | PIAZZOLLA | YO SOY MARÍA | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ZOYA ABOLITS | BRAHMS VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN D MINOR

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS & ITAMAR GOLAN | WIENIAWSKI | VARIATIONS ON AN ORIGINAL THEME | 2019

 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS | BACH | SONATA NO. 1 IN G MINOR | FUGUE | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MARÍA DUEÑAS, MIHHAIL GERTS & KASPAR ULJAS | PIAZZOLLA | LIBERTANGO | 2019
Violin: Guarneri del Gèsu "Muntz" 1736 on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation | Nicolo Gagliano, Naple 17?4 on generous loan from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben
Bow: A. Richaume
Strings: Larsen Strings on the Guarneri del Gèsu Thomastik Strings on the Nicolo Gagliano
Accessories: Bonmusica shoulder rest Thomastik Infeld Vienna | Bella Rosins
Teachers: Boris Kuschnir
Schools: Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna | Graz University of Music and Performing Arts 
Website: www.mariaduenasviolin.com
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