AIMS Festival

Lucía Molina

Lucía began her musical studies at the Music School “Marcos Redondo” of Ciudad Real, her hometown, with Manuel Martínez as her teacher. In 2007 she joined the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country “Musikene”, where she studied with Professor David Tomàs, Álvaro Prieto, Javier Aragó and Vicente Alario (contrabassoon), and where she finished her degree with Honors. Simultaneously, she attended a postgraduate degree at Reina Sofia Higher School of Music in Madrid with Professor Klaus Thunemann and Francisco Alonso.

She received twice the JONDE-BBVA Foundation scholarship for studying a Master’s degree at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) with Professor Marco Postinghel and later at the Musik Hochschule in Basel (Switzerland) with Professor Sergio Azzolini. During her stay in Basel, she made contact with Early Music, taking baroque bassoon lessons with Donna Agrell at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

During his academic education, she received masterclasses and chamber music lessons from great musicians such as Stefan Schilli, Reinhard Goebel, Dag Jensen, Alois Brandhofer, Emanuel Abbühl, Gustavo Núñez and Tobias Pelkner among others.

As orchestral training, Lucía has been member for four consecutive years of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) and for two years in Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO), where she had the chance to work with conductors such as Danielle Gatti, Sir Colin Davis, Pablo Gonzalez, David Afkham, Daniel Harding, Enrico Onofri or Philippe Jordan. She was a scholar at the Orquesta Nacional de España (OCNE), playing under the baton of conductors such as Juanjo Mena, Symon Bychkov or Giovanni Antonini.

Lucía has worked as Solo-Bassoon at the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla (ROSS) in 2015 and 2017, and has regularly collaborated with professional orchestras such as Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Palau de les Arts), Orquestra Sinfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Orquesta de RTVE Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orchestra of Europe, European Philharmonic of Switzerland and RTÈ National Orchestra of Ireland.

During the last years, she combines her artistic schedule with her teaching activity.

Lucía is currently Professor at the “Victoria Eugenia” Conservatory of Music of Granada and is on a trial-period in Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Principal Bassoon.