Biography

The clarinettist Marina López was born in Buenos Aires in 1967.

She has been trained by maestros Eduardo Ihidoype and Martín Tow (Teatro Colón Philharmonic Orchestra) and she took part in several perfection courses like the ones lectured by maestros Stanley Drucker and Peter Simenhauer (New York Philharmonic Orchestra) David Weber, Michael Arrignon and Luis Rossi.

Prof. M. Del Carmen Aguilar qualified Marina López for Musical Analysis and Audioperceptive, and maestro Ljerko Spiller fit her for Chamber Music. She attended complementary education on Piano, Guitar, Harmony and Singing. Marina took lessons of Chamber Music lectured by Susana Bonora and the latter also instructed her on the “Conscious System for the Movement Technique”.

In 1991 she was awarded a grant by the Teatro Colón Foundation in order to study clarinet with maestro Guy Deplus in Paris and she was selected as a substitute for the Young People World Orchestra.

Bariloche Musical Camping made her an award holder four times thus attending Chamber Music courses lectured by maestros L. Spiller and Nicolás Chumachenco. Likewise, both Las Leñas Musical Camping and ‘Camerata Académica Jerusalem’ awarded her a grant.

She received the first prize in the Youthful Biennial Contest of Chamber Music ‘93 – ‘94 organised by Buenos Aires Musical Festivals, and she also received the first prize in the wood wind instrumentalists contest ‘94 organised by the Musical Promotions Association.

She has been a member of the Buenos Aires Symphonic Band since 1990 as a soloist piccolo clarinet and she has made up the Morón Symphonic band since 2001. She has also held the post of main clarinet in the U.C.A. Orchestra and the second clarinet in the San Isidro Symphonic Orchestra.

She has been called to participate in concerts with different orchestras, among them the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony, Stable of the Teatro Colón, San Juan Symphonic Orchestra, Association Sinphonic de Paris and the National Radio Youthful Orchestra.

She has got a wide repertory of Chamber Music with different groups with which she has given several concerts in important auditoriums of this Federal Capital (Golden Room of the Colón Theatre, Belgrano Auditorium, the Auditorium of the Recoleta Cultural Centre, Astral Theatre) and around the country (Bariloche, Córdoba, Bahía Blanca, Rosario, Neuquén, La Plata and other localities of Buenos Aires).

She has performed concerts as a soloist accompanied by diverse orchestras.

She has been taking part in the Syrinx wind Quintet since 1995 with which she has both given many concerts and participated in the recording of María Noel Luzardo’s CD “Chamber Music for Saxophone”.

In 2003 she edited the CD “Otro Cantar” together with the pianist Eduardo Waisbein. It includes an important repertory for violin and piano and it also includes the sonata for clarinet and piano by C. Guastavino.

Marina López uses a Vandoren B40 (13) mouthpiece and Vandoren N° 3 ½ reeds.

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