Neuma

Ready to feel their soul?

Raquel Díaz Esquiva. Bigastro, 1992

φύσημα (Breath) Passionate, creative and ingenious.

She follows her impulses, always proposing new ideas, concerned with constantly improving and innovating to bring out the best of everybody in the group.

Graduating in 2014 from ESMUC with Júlia Gállego, she continued her musical training with professors Andrea Oliva and Maurizio Valentini at Accademia Pianística “Incontri col Maestro” di Imola (Italy). She is currently studying her Master in Artistic Studies in Interpretation and Music Research and working as a flute teacher at Music Conservatory in Orihuela (Alicante).

Her passion for the low instruments of the flute family and for contemporary music is due to her ambition to explore new fields

Anna Pujol Contreras. Viladecavalls, 1992

φάντασμα (Spirit) Expressive, inquiring and original.

she needs to share her passion for what she does. She listens and searches to come up with the best ideas, aiming to inspire the senses of her fellow quartet members.

In 2014 she finished her Bachelor Degree in Music Interpretation in ESMUC with Júlia Gállego.
Afterwards she entered the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, where she took a Master of Arts in Music Performance with professor Andrea Oliva in 2018.

There are two key elements in her musical career which have always encouraged her in her musical training: chamber music and orchestra. Her great fascination for the piccolo has always been an incentive in her artistic development.

Alejandra Villalobos Cortés. Talavera la Real, 1988

αέρας (Air) Sensitive, determined and cautious.

Sensitive, determined and cautious, with her feet on the ground, she provides a rational view and helps not to forget the simple things in life.

She finished her studies and received her Masters Degree in performance from ESMUC in 2013 with Júlia Gállego, later taking an Advanced Studies Degree with Silvia Careddu.

She currently combines music projects with pedagogy, working as a flute teacher at several music schools and conservatories in Catalonia.

Estela Córcoles López. Almansa, 1987

ψυχή (Soul). Hard-working, responsive and perfectionist.

Hard-working, responsible and perfectionist. The one who allows everything to be in order. Open to new horizons, she is tireless at achieving new challenges.

She finished her musical studies at Esmuc in 2012, studying with Júlia Gállego.
Her passion for chamber music has led her to take part in several groups which are developing different projects and performances in Barcelona.
She is currently co-principal flute of the Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears.

Graduates from ESMUC
(Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya)
with professor Júlia Gállego (Mahler Chamber Orchesta)

Chambermusic masterclasses with world-renowned musicians as
Jonathan Brown (Quartet Casals),
Andrea Oliva, Helena Poggio (Cuarteto Quiroga),

Lucas Macías, Laura Ruíz, Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin,

Guillaume Santana, José Vicente Castelló (Luzern Festival Wind Quintet),

Renate Greiss-Armin, Dolors Chiralt y Christian Farroni

Best contemporary music performance at the 13th Montserrat Alavedra BBVA Chamber Music Awards.

1st Prize at the IX Chamber Music Competition “Villa de Cox”
1st Prize at the Chamber Music Competition “Festival de Panticosa”
2nd Prize at the I International Chamber Music Competition of Castilla y León
1st Prize at the XX Chamber Music Competition “L’Arjau”
2nd Prize at the 22nd Edition of the International Chamber Music Competition “Josep Mirabent i Magrans”
2nd Prize at the Chamber Music Competition of Montserrat
2nd Prize at the XV International Chamber Music Competition “Ciutat de Vinaròs”

Neuma have performed both in Spain and abroad, with performances in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Aragón, Madrid, Balears, València, Alicante, Castilla y León, Euskadi and Catalunya.