Inés is a musician specialized in the historical informed practice of the cello and the viola da gamba. She is a founder member and manager of the chamber music ensemble Scaramuccia, co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions, collaborates with several European orchestras and ensembles, and teaches privately. She currently lives in The Hague (The Netherlands).

Born in 1985 in Zaragoza (Spain), Inés holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Royal Conservatory (Den Haag, NL), where she studied under the guidance of Jaap ter Linden and Lucia Swarts (historical cello), and Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba). She has received further advice from inspiring musicians such us Gaetano Nasillo, Hidemi Suzuki, Wieland Kuijken, Christophe Coin, Bruno Cocset, Itziar Atutxa, Rainer Zipperling, Balázs Maté, Enrico Gatti, Olivia Centurioni, and Enrico Onofri. 

Inés also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in classical cello at CSMA (Zaragoza, SP), studying with Ángel Luis Quintana, Cuarteto Casals, and Cuarteto Quiroga, among others.

She is fond of Italian mid-baroque music, particularly Neapolitan music. She devoted her Master’s research to the Neapolitan cello repertoire at the turn of the eighteenth century, a field which she continues to research, unearthing and performing an amazing repertoire that is not yet widely known and appreciated.

Inés has performed with the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra (UK) in a project conducted by Christophe Rousset, with Orquesta Barroca Conde Duque (SP) conducted by Ángel Sampedro, and with I Giovani della Montis Regalis 2013  (IT) conducted by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro de Marchi, and Enrico Onofri.

She has performed live for Dutch radio stations Radio 4 and Concertzender, and has recorded for the labels Naïve, Ayros, and Snakewood Editions. In 2016 her ensemble, Scaramuccia, was awarded the Audience Prize at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik  2015/2016 competition. "1717. Memories of a Journey to Italy", the second album of this ensemble, has been nominated to the ICMA awards 2019.

She plays on a baroque cello made by André Mehler in 2019 after Alessandro Gagliano, Napoli 1704, a viola da gamba made by Matthew Farley in 2017 after Michel Collichon, Paris 1683, and bows by Jerôme Gastaldo and Magdalena Sapeta.

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