Lucia Otero

Born in Madrid in 1992, Lucia began playing the cello at the age of three when she already showed great talent.  At the age of fifteen she entered Natalia Shakhovskaya’s class at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. She then joined the class of Michal Dmochowski at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska in Madrid where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree. She then continued her studies with David Geringas at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. At the same time, she took part in several master classes with great cellists such as F. Helmerson and W. Boetcher.

As a soloist she has performed in the most famous theatres and concert halls in Spain such as the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, the Auditorio National and the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. She has also performed in international music festivals such as the “One World One Smile Music Festival” in Tanzania. She has won several international cello competitions.

She has a vast repertoire: from baroque music to contemporary music, which is her speciality. She has been a member of two renowned contemporary music ensembles: Plural Ensemble and Sax Ensemble.

Lucia was a member of the Freixenet Symphonic Orchestra and also collaborated with the Spanish National Orchestra, the Spanish Radiotelevision Orchestra, the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA), for which she was invited as solo cello. In her many performances she has had the chance to play with prestigious international orchestra conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Zoltan Kocsis.

Since 2009, in parallel to her musical career, Lucia has been working as a teacher of cello, piano, music theory and chamber music. She has worked at the American School of Madrid, the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska and the Soto Mesa Academy of Music and gives private lessons.


Languages : ES – FR – EN – IT

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind.” – Platon