Antonio Viñuales Pérez, violin
Antonio Viñuales Pérez, violín, was born in Huesca in 1992. As a finalist he won the award for "Best Artist of Spanish Music" in the 2013 edition of the International Violin Competition ”Violines por la Paz”. In 2011 Antonio Viñuales won the prize for the best performer of string players and the third prize at the 10th Spanish, National Competition of Interpreters "Intercentros Melómano", and in 2009 he won a scholarship contest dedicated to continuing studies for young performers given by IBERCAJA.
Since 2012 he has been member of the JONDE (National Youth Orchestra of Spain), acting as concertmaster. In various occasions he has appeared as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Huesca.
Antonio Viñuales started his musical education at the Music School "Miguel Fleta" in his hometown with the violin teacher Suavek Arszynski. He continued this studies at the Huesca Conservatory with professor Sergio Franco, awarded with the highest mark by the end of his studies in 2008.
Antonio Viñuales is a member of "Trio San Sebastián", with which he has performed in concert series such as "Quincena Musical of San Sebastián" and the ”Juan March Foundation”. He is also a member of the "Quartet Crumb”, with whom he has participated in the "2013 Orlando Festival" in Holland, receiving lessons from Luc-Marie Aguera and the ”Quiroga Quartet”. In 2007 Antonio obtained the 2nd prize in the Chamber Music Competition "City of Teruel" in the category of String Quartet.
Antonio has received masterclasses and guidance from professors like Ferenc Rados, Caudio Martínez Mehner, Sergio Azzolini, Anton Kernjak, Rainer Schmidt, David Kuijken, Joaquin Torre, Victor Parra, David Zafer, Keiko Wataya, Pedro Gandia, Andoni Mercero, Enrico Gatti, Simon Bernardini, Benedicte Palko and Péter Nagy.
He has also collaborated with the Band-Art Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Cabaletta, the Orquesta de Cámara del Maestrazgo, and youth orchestras as EGO (Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country). With these orchestras he has performed in major concert halls in Spain like the National Auditorium in Madrid, the Mozart Hall of the Auditorio de Zaragoza, Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian and Bilbao Euskalduna. In 2013 he was admitted in the list of Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
In June 2014 Antonio Viñuales completed his Bachelor studies at the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Basque Country (MUSIKENE) with Professor Catalin Bucataru, and completed as well his Masters degree at the «Hochschule für Musik" in Basel, with Professor Rainer Schmidt in May 2016.