Lucía Barrero Oliver
Lucía Barrero was born in 1996 in Majorca (Spain), and she started her studies of violin when she was six.
She graduated at the age of 21 from the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands, Spain. Violin professors she has had during her career in Spain are Lourdes Pons, Ricardo Duato, Jose Manuel Álvarez Losada and Vicente Balaguer. She won first prizes in two instrumental solo competitions in Majorca: “Agora Portals” Competition (2013), and “Joventuts Musicals de Sóller” (2015).
In October 2016 Lucía debuted as a soloist with the Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 with the Orchestra of the Conservatory, conducted by Bernat Quetglas. In January 2018 Lucía moved to the United States where she did her Masters in Violin Performance, with Professor Susan Waterbury at Ithaca College School of Music. During these two years she has had the opportunity to receive masterclasses from prestigious violinists such as Christian Tetzlaff and Benjamin Baker.
She has been Concertmaster of the Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) in January 2017, and member of the European Union Youth Orchestra for the last four years. Playing with this orchestra has given her the opportunity to perform in the most important European halls, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Royal Albert Hall in London, The Konzerthaus in Berlin, and The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, among others. Lucías has also worked with prestigious conductors such as Vasily Petrenko, Manfred Honeck, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Stark, and Stéphane Denève.