Clara Mascaró Nadal
Born in Mallorca, Spain, Clara began viola lessons at age 9 with Profesor Gabriel Espinosa in the Conservatory of Palma, Balearic Islands.
She graduated with highest honours and prizes including best Chamber Music Group and Honor Mention to the best string player. Also, in 2012 she had the opportunity to play the Stamitz Viola Concerto with the Conservatorium orchestra after winning a conservatory competition. She started her Bachelor in 2013 in Zaragoza with Professor Josep Puchades, and the Quarteto Quiroga as chamber music teachers.
In 2016 she was full member of Shleswig Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF), pursuing her music career as an orchestral musician. Clara has played under incredible conductors such as Christopher Essenbach, Vladimir Yúrovsky, Jukka Pekka Saraste and Michael Sanderling. In 2017 and 2018 she became full member of Gustav Mahler Jugend Orkester (GMJO) and played under the leadership of Daniel Harding, Lorenzo Viotti, Ingo Metzmacher and amazing soloists such as Gautier Capuçon and Christian Gerharer.
In 2018 she was acceptet as full member in European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) where she played all arround the globe lead by Vladimir Petrenko. That same year Clara began professional work, playing with Orquesta y Coro de RadioTelevisión Española (OCRTVE), until moving to Salzburg in September 2018 to study her Master degree with Professor Veronika Hagen at Universität Mozarteum. In January 2019 Clara had the chance to play as viola Tutti with Orquestra del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Les Arts), in May 2019 she has been invited as principal viola in Orquesta de la Ópera de Tenerife.
She played viola tutti with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in January 2020. She is also principal viola of Orquestra de Cambra de Mallorca (OCM) since January 2019. In December 2019 she won the audition for the position of substitute viola in Camerata Salzburg.