Ibiza String Trio
This Classical Trio specializes in a variety of different styles including classical, baroque and Argentinean Tango. They bring a uniquely talented touch to their performances that resonate with lovers of fine music.
All Conservatory graduates, with prestigious degrees, they continue to teach classical music to students while at the same time adding a fine touch of classical music to private events in Ibiza and beyond.
"Ibiza String Trio" began her musical studies at the age of six with her grandfather Raymond Andrés, studying piano, cello, harmony, and counterpoint. Aged seventeen, she graduated from both instruments at the ‘Conservatori del Liceu de Barcelona’ and then moved to The Netherlands, were she obtained the Bachelor and Postgraduate Diplomas at the ‘Rotterdams Conservatorium, CODARTS hogeschool voor de kunsten’, with cellists Herre Jan Stegenga and Ad van Dongen. She later studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, with professor Martti Roussi. Interested in musicology and in research, "Ibiza String Trio" moved to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music with professors Mats Lidström and Jeniffer Ward Clarke (baroque cello), being awarded the ‘Master in Performance and Research’ with Distinction.
Specialized in different music styles: classical, baroque and Argentinean Tango; "Ibiza String Trio" has written a tango method which is being published on the performance practices traditions in tango music.
She received masterclasses from great musicians like Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Robert Cohen, Anner Bylsma, Lluis Claret, Colin Carr, Gary Hoffman, Badke String Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet, Thomas Brandis, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Jeremy Menuhin, among others. Melinda performed in many orchestras and chamber music ensembles like the London Sinfonietta, the Ensemble Iberoamericano, and is regularly invited to perform as soloist, having recently performed the Triple Concerto of Beethoven and the Schumann Cello Concerto in Mexico, The Netherlands and Spain. Melinda teaches cello in several primary and secondary schools in the London area and is an experienced Suzuki cello teacher, teaching cello, chamber and orchestra groups at Little Venice Suzuki Group, Bayswater Suzuki Group and at Claudio Forcada’s Studio. Melinda often participates at international workshops and summer camps.