María Carrasco Gil
Maria Carrasco Gil began her musical education at the age of 8 in her hometown of Tarazona. She finished her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Aragón with Juan Luis Gallego in 2012, followed by a Master in Pedagogy at the University of Zaragoza. She was introduced to Early Music performance practice by the violin teacher Elsa Ferrer in Madrid, who motivated her to continue with the Studies abroad. Since 2015 she lives in Bremen, where she studied with Veronika Skuplik at the University of Arts in Bremen, Germany.
She has attended masterclasses with Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Erez Offer, Haim Taub and Tabea Zimmermann, as well as Vera Martínez Mehner (Cuarteto Casals) and Aitor Hevia (Cuarteto Quiroga). Her interest in early music led her to the Jeune Orchester de l'Abbey in France and to participate in several master classes with Hiro Kurosaki, François Fernandez, Enrico Onofri, Shunske Sato and Philippe Herreweghe.
In 2019, she and her ensemble Marsyas Baroque won the fellowship of the German Music Competition (season 2020-2022) and the special prize awarded by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra as well as the first prize at the " XX Biagio Marini Competition". In the same year together with the ensemble I Zefirelli she received the special prize of the West Deutschland Radio at the H. I. F. Biber Competition. In 2021 I Zefirelli received the Bärenreiter Prize at the International Handel Competition and was selected in the European promotion programme for young ensembles Eeemerging+ 2022-2023.
She has recorded for NDR, WDR and Deutschlandradio both as a soloist and with small chamber ensembles and has performed at festivals such as the Oude Muziek in Utrecht, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, the Bremen Music Festival and the Trigonale in Austria.
She currently performs with several ensembles such as the Bremen Baroque Orchestra, the Ensemble Urgent Music (Veronika Skuplik), the Ensemble Weser-Renaissance, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin or Oltremontano.
In addition to her concert activities, she works as a violin teacher at the Cuxhaven Music School.