Musician of the month: Isabel Soteras Valenti

Which instrument do you play at the Kölner Akademie and when did you start playing?
I started playing the violin with the Kölner Akademie in April 2022.

What lead you to the Kölner Akademie?
A friend of mine asked me to join a recording project with the orchestra, and since then I have been taking part in several projects.

In which other orchestras and ensembles do you play?
I play in the Bach Collegium Barcelona, Innsbrucker Festwochen Orchester, Karlsruher Barockorchester and Talenti Vulcanici, among others. I am also a member of two chamber music groups: Duo Herrando and Estro Armonico.

What do you think distinguishes your work with the Kölner Akademie?
One of the most special aspects of the Kölner Akademie is the positive and energetic atmosphere among the musicians. Additionally, I find the repertoire we work on particularly interesting. It often consists of music that is unfortunately not very well known, which makes it appealing not only to the audience but also to us, the musicians. 

What do you like to do when you are not playing music?
I enjoy caring for my plants and vegetables, running, reading, being close to the sea, learning languages, and spending time with my friends and family.