Carvalho, Ana María
She was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1984. In 2008 completed the postgraduate of bass clarinet in the School of Music of Cataluña with Professor Harry Spamaay.
Since the 2008-2009 academic year is a student at the School of Music Reina Sofía in Chair of Clarinet with Head Professor Michel Arrignon. Enjoys a Tuition Scholarship Albéniz Foundation, Carolina Foundation and a Residence Scholarship of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Carolina Foundation.
She has received master classes from teachers as Antonio Salguero, Enric Lluna, Yehuda Gilad, Nuno Silva, Karl Leister, Hermann Stefansson, Paul Meyer, Ulf Rondenhäuser, Félix Renggli and Ferenc Rados.
In 2010 she has won the First Prize at the "José Alegría" Competition in Portugal and, with the Portuguese Symphonic Band, won the First Prize at the Second International Competition of Music Bands of Vila de La Sénia of Cataluña.
She has collaborated with the Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon, the International Youth Orchestra Zoltan Kodaly of Hungary and the Chamber of Évora (Portugal), among others.
In 2006 she was a soloist of the Academic Orchestra of Lisbon, with which she played the "Première Rapsodie" by Debussy, under the direction of Jean Marc Burfin. The solo experience was repeated in 2007 with the "Concertino" by Weber. Also, in 2010 took part in the Euro Asia Chamber Music Festival in Seoul.
Since the 2009-2010 academic year is a part of the Sony Chamber Orchestra of the Reina Sofía School, under the direction of Peter Eötvös. Similarly, since 2010-2011 academic year, is a member of the Isis Trio of the International Institute of Chamber Music under the tutelage of professor of groups with piano, Ralf Gothoni, and the group of wind Music in Harmony with Professor Hansjörg Schellenberger.