Aliza Vicente

Aliza Vicente Aranda was born in Navarra (Spain). She studied her Bachelor (Hons) Degree in London on a Trinity College London scholarship with John Crawford and Walter Reiter. After obtaining her diploma she moved to Switzerland, where she studied a Master's in Performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Luzern, with professors Sebastian Hamann, Petra Mullejans and Giuliano Carmignola.

Aliza was a member of EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra), EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra) and JONDE (National Youth Orchestra of Spain).

She collaborates with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK) and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel and she has performed with groups such as Spira Mirabilis (IT), Kammerphilarmonie Graubunden (CH), Capricornus Consort Basel (CH), Zürcher Barockorchester (CH), Paulus Barokk (Oslo) and La Folia Barockorchester (DE).

As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in the London Handel Festival, the Greenwich International Early Music Festival and the Istanbul Bach Days, and she has performed for BBC 3 live broadcast. She is artistic director of the group Chiave d’Arco and she was recently awarded the 2nd prize at the International Berlin Bach Competition with the group Cardinal Complex. She is also a founder member of the string octet Bambu Ensemble with whom she recently recorded a CD. 

Aliza has appeared in festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Aix-en- Provence Festival and the Bolzano Festival Bozen, and she has worked with musicians such as Rachel Podger, Simon Rattle, Enrico Onofri, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Thomas Hengelbrock and Gordan Nikolitch. Aliza currently combines her freelance career with a Master’s Specialised in Historical Performance (Violin) at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis with Leila Shayegh.