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Juan CarmonaJuan Carmona, violin

Spanish violinist Juan Carmona holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Badajoz Music Conservatoire in Spain, and a Masters of Music Degree from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music (London). His violin teachers included Olga Vilkomirskaia (pupil of David Oistrakh) and John Crawford. He also studied conducting with Jonathan Tilbrook. During this students years he received coaching and masterclasses from internationally renowned musicians including Michael Thomas (Brodsy Quartet) , Elena Mikhailovskaya, Miguel Pérez Espejo, Igor Sulyga (Kopelman Quartet), Levon Chilingirian, Detlef Hahn and Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay among others. He was awarded First Prize at the Acordes Caja Madrid National Chamber Music Competition in 2007, and was a finalist at the Vera Kantrovich Competition in London in 2013 and at the Ruperto Chapi International Music Competition in Villena in 2002. He has performed with the Almeria City Orchestra under the baton of Michael Thomas, the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, the Extremadura Baroque Orchestra and the London Firebird Orchestra, among others. Juan Carmona joined City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2017.