Maria Victoria (Mavi) Pedrero

Cellist in Valladolid

Maria Victoria (Mavi) Pedrero

Cellist in Valladolid

Cellist María Victoria Pedrero is devoted to a wide range of musical performances as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

First Prize Winner of the AFAF Golden Strings of America International Competition, the OSCyL Concerto Competition, Cristina Bruno Prize and Peabody Honor Ensembles Competition, she performed Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Galicia Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven's Triple Concerto touring with the Presjovem Orchestra. Most recently she performed arrangements for cello solo and chamber orchestra of M. Ravel’s Kaddish and E. Bloch Prayer with the Presjovem Camerata and Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra. In February 2015 she performed A Jewish Life by E. Bloch with the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra under maestro Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez.

As a chamber music collaborator with pianist Leon Fleisher she has appeared for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the 92nd Street Y Chamber Series in New York, at the Library of Congress Chamber Music Series, and The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C with the Ars Nova Trio.

Cello tutti at the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra (Spain), Ms. Pedrero performs extensively with the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra (Dominican Republic), the Comunidad Valenciana Les Arts Orchestra, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, the Cadaqués Orchestra. Under conductors such as Z. Mehta, S. Bychkov, B. Zander, E. Inbal, G. Noseda.

Ms. Pedrero has been awarded the Yale Gordon Chamber Music Fellowship, Spanish Musicians Association AIE Scholarship, and Fundación Caja Madrid Fellowship for Graduate Studies.

She began her musical studies with Marius Diaz with whom she studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca where she was awarded a Bachelors of Music summa cum laude. At the same time, she studied with Michel Strauss, at the CRR Boulogne-Billancourt. In 2011, she received her Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and in 2013 an additional Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music. She was awarded the Grace Caggelt Ranney Prize in Chamber Music by the same institution.

She performed her solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (USA) in June 2013.

  • Work
    • OSCyL
  • Education
    • GPD in Chamber Music, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
    • GPD in Cello Performance, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
    • DEM CRR Boulogne Billancourt, France
    • Bachelor of Music Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca