MartaMartinez

saxophones

CELLO+SAX PROJECT:

A VOYAGE INTO A NEW SOUND

Most people think that both cello and saxophone can play anything they want... just not together. This is what Angela and Marta thought as well, for many years.

They met in Madrid, in a harmony class. A lasting friendship formed, and they often helped each other with their various projects. Yet, they never contemplated playing together. If nobody combined a cello with a sax, it was probably for a good reason, right?

But once, while Marta was visiting Angela in London, they gave it a go: they just grabbed the cello and the saxophone and had a little jam session. Both were amazed by the unfamiliar, and yet compact and round sound of the new duo.

This project was born just there. Now Angela and Marta want to surprise the world with their sound, putting audiences in touch with this undiscovered repertoire.

 

WHO IS ANGELA?

Angela Lobato is pursuing her musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London under the guidance of the renowned cellist Richard Lester.

She has also been taught by Natalie Clein and has had the pleasure to receive advice from great cellist such as Johannes Goritzki, Adolfo Gutierrez Arenas, Audun Sandvik, Aage Kvalbein, Suzana Stefanovic, and Eduardo Palao and Dragos Balan in her hometown Madrid.

Following her work with chamber musician and pedagogue Rocio Samper, she won the Hazen Chamber Music Competition with her Farrenc Trio (flute, cello, and piano) and performed at the Symphonic Hall of the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid. She has been a member of the Academic Orchestra of the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Madrid. After her arrival in England, she has worked extensively in chamber and orchestral music. She has formed the Havvah Trio (clarinet, cello, and piano), and she has collaborated with harpist Alicia Griffiths, guitarist Stefan Melovski and pianist Christopher Atkinson. In orchestra she has had the priviledge to work with conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, and Thierry Fischer. She has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John Smith Square, and in the Shakespeare's Globe, among others.

Whilst at RCM, she started to explore historically informed performance and she is currently studying baroque cello with Catherine Rimer. Since then she has participated in the AAMplify scheme of the Academy of Ancient Music and in several instrumental formations, including the RCM Baroque Orchestra and the Chaconne Ensemble.

CONCERTS

Here you can see our next concerts.