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Carol Salgado Martinez

Cellos - Academy
Carol Salgado Martinez, cello

Carol Salgado was born in Coro, Venezuela, in 2000. She began her musical training at the age of six with music theory and then cello as part of «El Sistema». In 2014 she continued her cello studies with Valmore Nieves at the National Cello Academy in Caracas. In 2017 she joined the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. She participated in master classes with Venezuelan cellists such as William Molina and Germán Marcano and in various music festivals, including the Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas, where she studied with Gary Hoffman, Andrew Mark and Francisco Vila Haas, and the 2018 and 2019 festival Quito Cellos. Starting in 2019, she continued her music studies at the Royal Conservatory in Liège, where Sébastien Walnier and Jean-Pierre Borboux were her teachers, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. In Belgium, she was a member of the Youth Orchestra Flanders and a substitute at the Walloon Royal Opera in Liège. She is currently studying for a master’s degree in the class of Jean-Pierre Borboux and Sébastien Walnier. Since 2022, Carol Salgado has been playing a 1913 cello by Darche, generously loaned to her by the foundation L’instrument du musicien. Starting in September 2023, Carol Salgado is a member of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy and is supported by the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.