2015 Season - Guest Artist
Ms. Porras earned a Bachelor´s degree at the Madrid Royal Conservatory in 2009 with honors.
Since 2010 to 2013, Ms. Porras was a student at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía under the guidance of Hansjörg Schellenberger. Simultaneously, she was a student in the Instituto Internacional de Música de Cámara de Madrid. As a student of the Escuela and the Institute, she formed part of the Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra; furthermore, she was a member of the Trío D´anches, Cuarteto Stamitz, and Trio
Françaix with whom she has performed extensively in the “Ciclos de cámara Sony”, the ABC Museum, Fundación Juan March, in the chamber music series at the Auditorio Nacional and at the Santander Festival.
As an oboe student she has participated in numerous masterclasses with professors such as: Andreas Wittman, Cristoph Hartmann, Casey Hill, Lucas Macías Navarro and Melinda Maxwell. Likewise, past and present chamber music teachers include Eduard Brunner, Klaus Thunemman, Radovan Vlatkovic, Dag Jensen and Jaques Zoon.
Orchestral training has been a fundamental part of Ms. Porras´ s development as an oboist. She has been part of the Galicia Youth Orchestra (2005-2006), JORCAM (Madrid Youth Orchestra) from 2008 to 2010, and the Dutch Youth Orchestra (NJO) in 2010, where she acted as principal oboist and english horn player, and where she worked with music directors including Alberto Zedda, Pietro Rizzo, James Ross and others.
Furthermore, she collaborates with professional orchestras such as the Galicia Chamber Orchestra, Madrid Philharmonia Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Spanish Chamber Orchestra and the Colombian National Orchestra.
Aside from performance Iria Porras views teaching as an important aspect in music-making, being teacher of oboe, music theory, music history and aural training since 2008.
Awards and honors include Best Student of the year 2012 in the oboe class at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia where Mr. Schellenberger and Her Majesty the Queen Sofía recognized Ms. Porras by presenting her the honor.
Iria Porras is also Journalist at the Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain.