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Beatriz M.,

Born in Spain 1998, started cello/violin lessons at the age of 8 at the regional Conservatory of her hometown in Galicia. She continued her music studies at the “Conservatorio Superior de A Coruna”, where she got her Bachelor in Cello Performance under the guidance of Dr. Carolina Landriscini (graduate from Indiana University with Janos Starker as her teacher).

She continued her studies pursuing a Professional Studies Diploma in Cello Performance at the “Mannes School of Music” with Professor and head of cello section of Met Opera Orchestra, Rafael Figueroa. She graduated succesfully in 2023.

Beatriz has attended seminars with prominent cello teachers Asier Polo, Aldo Mata, Fernando Arias, Sung Wong Yang, Bong Shing Ko, Yehuda Hanani, Matt Haimovitz and Fred Sherry. She has also attended masterclasses with violinists Ara Malikian and Vasko Vassilev and played with them in concerts.

She has taken several chamber music and baroque music courses and has been an active member of orchestras since the age of 12 when she got admitted to the Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, upgrading later to the Young Symphony Orchestra of Galicia. She’s also been a member of Gaos Orchestra, Promópera Orchestra and Mannes Orchestra.

Apart from the classical environment in which she has been trained, collaborates in many jazz, pop, rock and experimental projects at school and outside school and has premiered many new compositions by Mannes composition students and other American composers.

Teaching Philosophy:

With over 5 years of experience in the teaching field, she has worked with people all ages, as young as 4 year old.

She is an enthusiastic and patient teacher that loves seeing her students enjoying cello/violin and music as much as she does. To achieve this she adapts to the student’s necessities and makes them feel comfortable no matter their age or level of expertise, always letting her students be driven by curiosity.
She uses a mix of Suzuki method, musical games and her own teaching philosophy, especially with the younger ones.


Beatriz teaches private cello and violin lessons.