Lara Albesano

Lara Albesano

She was born in Venaria Reale (Italy) in 1997. She started her violin studies at the age of 3 at the Suzuki School in Torino. She furthered her violin and viola studies at the Conservatory of Torino, from which she graduated cum laude and with Honor Mention. She has attended courses specialized in viola with Simonide Braconi at the Musical Academy of Pinerolo and with Ula Ulijona at the Music Foundation of Fossano and also violin masterclasses from Ilya Grubert at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Potogruaro. She has attended master classes from Vadim Brodsky, Shlomo Mintz, Uto Ughi, Bruno Giuranna and Jürgen Kussmaul. In 2017, she studied the last year of a violin Master degree with Ilya Grubert and a viola Master Degree with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. In 2015, she received the CRT Foundation's "Musical Talent" and “De Sono Musical Association” improvement scholarships. In 2016 she took part in the Seiji Ozawa Academy and in the “Side by Side” Project of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Turin. She currently studies with Professor Nobuko Imai in the Fundación BBVA Viola Chair at the Reina Sofía School of Music. She has been granted a Fundación Albéniz tuition scholarship. She has been part of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet. As student of the School she is member of the Albéniz de Prosegur Group and Quartet as well as of the Arriaga del Banco de España Group. Lara plays a Hugues de Valthaire viola loaned as instrument grant by Hugues de Valthaire.