Inés Salinas Blasco historical cello & viola da gamba
Born in 1985 in Zaragoza
(Spain), Inés is a musician specialized in the historical
performance of the cello and the viola da
gamba. She is based in Den Haag (NL) and is a founder member
of the ensembles Scaramuccia, Duo Graziani, and La Máquina del Tiempo, which whom she regularly performs throughout Europe. Next to it, she is an active freelance musician and a private
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. She is co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions.