AIMS Wind Academy

Maria Rubio Navarro

  • Individual master classes for French horn
  • Audition training
  • Opportunities to perform on stage as a soloist or in chamber groups
  • Selected students will experience the Festival Orchestra with maestro Riccardo Frizza

Beginning musical studies at the ‘Sociedad Musical de Alboraya’ in her hometown, with Gabriel Diago as a horn teacher, then she moved to Conservatorio Superior de Música ‘Joaquín Rodrigo’ in Valencia where she got her degree under J. Rosell, with the highest marks and a ‘Premio de Honor’.

After that, she moved to Germany to the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg i.B. to study with Bruno Schneider, where she got her Postgraduated degree with the highest marks. While she was in Germany she won a scholarship from the ‘Alexander von Humboldt’ Foundation and the one from the Valencian government. Maria was also selected to represent the College at Mendelssohn where she got the Förderung Prize.

Back in Spain, she developed her knowledge and skills on natural and modern horn with Javier Bonet. She has been awarded in several competitions in Spain and internationally, such as Mendelssohn Hochschulwettbewerb in Berlin, and ‘Città di Porcia’.

Maria Rubio plays often as a soloist and give masterclasses in Spain and abroad. She is also a member of ‘Quintet Cuesta’ and ‘Dreisam Ensemble’ and is frequently requested to collaborate with different European music ensembles and orchestras like Berliner Philharmoniker, Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Kremerata Baltica.

In 2000 she joined the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Teatro Real) and in 2002 she was appointed principal horn at the Orquesta de València.