A Baroque Affair with María Hernández Galán

March 26, 2024 - INSIGHTS
Meet María Hernández Galán, a talented violinist from Spain eager to explore opportunities and gain experiences beyond her home country. 

The Toledo born violinist graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla la Mancha in 2020 and perfected her chamber music playing under the guidance of the Casals Quartet. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Music Bachelor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Castellon. She is a founding member of the period instrument group Antóda Ensemble and plays with the Camerata de Castilla-La Mancha.

What attracts you in Baroque Music?
Mainly the music itself, and also the free atmosphere that has been created around it, is what inspires me in playing Baroque music.

Where do you draw inspiration from outside of music?
Poetry and photography are two things in which I find a lot of inspiration.

Thinking of EUBO, which three words spring to mind?
Teamwork, friendship and experience.

What do you expect from your EUBO journey?
I hope to learn lots of music, meet people from all over Europe and make my way in the professional world.

What do you value most in your fellow-musicians or desk partner?
What matters to me in playing with others, is the energy and drive they bring to our work together.

Who are your favourite baroque musicians?
Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande, Rachel Podger, Chiara Banchini and Enrico Onofri

What gadget, tool or accessory is indispensable for you?
Headphones to listen to music at any time

What’s currently on your playlist?
Orchestral suites by Bach, some music by Caldara and Dornel, songs by Lori Meyers, The Lumineers, Cariño, Queen…