Lorena Cantó is a classical violist based in London. Through her years of musical study, both at the Yehudi Menuhin School (UK) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has had the opportunity to play as a soloist in venues such as the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Wigmore Hall, as well as appear in BBC 3 “in tune”, Classic FM and Radio Clásica (Spain).
Lorena has won several prizes including First Prizes at the Charleston International Music Competition 2022 (USA) and the String Competition Online 2022 (Poland). Prior to this, she graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2020 with a Diploma for Exceptional Performance.
Over the years, she has learned with numerous viola teachers, such as Leo De Neve, Boris Kucharsky, Oscar Perks, Lawrence Power, Joaquín Riquelme, Maxim Rysanov, Ervin Schiffer, Félix Schwartz and Barbara Westphal; as well as with exceptional chamber coaches such as Ian Brown, Krysztof Chorzelski, Garfield Jackson, Ralph Kirschbaum, John Myerscough, Caroline Palmer, Rainer Schmidt and Oliver Wille.
Since 2017, Lorena pursues a career as a chamber musician with the Jubilee String Quartet and the Duo Fabulae. Following their critically acclaimed first album, in late 2022, the Jubilee quartet released their second album with Rubicon Classics. Also in 2022, with duo Fabulae, AIMA competition (Aus) and BTHVN Wien, as well as granted the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Futures Fund Award 2022.
Lorena thanks the Stradivari Trust for the loan of a viola by Peter Greiner.