Spanish cellist Carolina López (1999) is currently a Master's student at the Royal College of Music under Hélène Dautry.
She graduated from her BMus in academic music with First Class Honours, and received numerous awards such as the BMus Year Prize and the Chris Cadwur James Concerto Competition.
An avid orchestral player, she often appears as section leader and is a member of prestigious youth orchestras, such as the National Youth String Orchestra (UK), the European Student Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands (JOCAN), and the Irish Chamber Orchestra Academy. She also frequently partakes in masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Rebecca Gilliver, Claudio Bohórquez, Christoph Richter, Jakob Koranyi, Jacob Shaw, Philip Higham, and Alexander Osokin.
Carolina is also a keen chamber musician, and a member of several ensembles at the RCM. She was a finalist in the 2020 Edinburgh Quartet Apprentice Competition. Carolina is also a prize winner in the 1st ISCART International Music Competition (First Prize), and the SAMNIUM International Orchestra Audition Award (Special Jury Prize, Third Prize).
Future engagements include Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Grampian Concert Orchestra, the International Chamber Music Academy and international competitions.
Carolina plays the Smillie 'McNeil' cello (1910) generously on loan from the Cherubim Music Trust. She is also kindly supported by the Zetland Foundation.