Lara Albesano

Lara Albesano

Born in Venaria Reale (Italy) in 1996. Since 2017, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Nobuko Imai. She has been granted a tuition scholarship by Fundación Albéniz. In 2020 she received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair.

She studied violin and viola at the Conservatory of Turin, where she graduated cum laude in 2014. In 2017 she completed the last year of the Master’s in Violin with Ilya Grubert and the Master’s in Viola with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She has attended several courses specialised in viola with Simonide Braconi at the Pinerolo Music Academy and with Ula Ulijona at the Fossano Music Foundation, as well as courses specialised in violin with Ilya Grubert at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Portogruaro. She has also attended masterclasses by Vadim Brodsky, Shlomo Mintz, Uto Ughi, Bruno Giuranna, Jürgen Kussmaul, Hariolf Schlichtig, Tabea Zmmermann and Lawrence Power.

In 2015 she was granted the CRT Foundation’s and De Sono Musical Association’s Musical Talent improvement scholarships. In 2016 she participated in the Seiji Ozawa Academy and in the Side by Side project of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Turin. In 2017 she was awarded second prize at the Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition in Birmingham. As a member of the Kleio Quartet, she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.

As a student of the School, she has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Plácido Domingo and Jaime Martín, and that of the Camerata, under the baton of Anne-Sophie Mutter. She has also been a member of the Puertos del Estado Haendel Quartet, the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and the Banco de España Arriaga Ensemble. She is currently part of the Enagás Schumann Ensemble and the Estaciones Vivaldi Ensemble.