Since her debut as a soloist with conductor Zubin Mehta at the celebrations concert of the 70th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of Spain, Ana María Valderrama has established herself as one of the most acclaimed Spanish violinist of the moment.
Winner of the 1st prize and Special Audience Prize in the XI International Violin Competition Pablo Sarasate 2011, she has become the first Spanish violinist in the history to win this prestigious award. Ana María Valderrama has won other important competitions, such as “Lisbon International Violin Competition” (Portugal), “Primer Palau” (Barcelona), “Novosibirsk International Violin Competition” (Russia), etc.
Ana María has developed an intense concert career performing in countries like England, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Tunisia or USA.
She is regularly invited to play as a soloist with the main orchestras in Spain and Europe with conductors like J. López Cobos, M. Nesterowicz, P. Bender, D. Williams, Ros Marbá, S. Brotons, A. Posada, P. Csaba, Y. Kakiuchi, M. Valdés, Y. Traub, D. Lockington, or Z. Mehta, among others.
A dedicated chamber musician, Ana María has played in festivals such as “Open Chamber Music” (Prussia Cove), Festival Internacional de Santander, Festival Internacional de Segovia, “Yellow Barn” (USA), Festival de Música Española de Cádiz, Festival Internacional de Música de Úbeda or Tardes de España Festival (St. Petersbourg) among others, performing in the major halls of Spain, such as the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palacio de Festivales of Cantabria, Barcelona’s Auditori and the “Palau de la Musica Catalana”.
Many of Ana María’s concerts have been broadcasted by Spanish National Television and Spanish Classical Radio. Her discography, which has received excellent reviews, includes Lalo’s Spanish Symphony recorded live at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra and Max Valdés. Her album “À mon ami Sarasate” is a homage to Pablo Sarasate recorded with pianist Luis del Valle. She has also recorded Lorenzo Palomo’s “Fulgores” with guitar player Rafael Aguirre and the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra with Jesús López Cobos for Naxos.