Biography

Born in Madrid in 1984, she enjoys concerts throughout Europe, both as a soloist and with the different groups she has founded over the years. Zaruk, with guitarist Rainer Seiferth, the Azquinezer-Galera duo with pianist Antonio Galera or her string quartet, “Con Fuoco quartet” with which he debuted at festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Turkey.

She began her studies of cello at age 3 and piano at age 5 with her mother, the late composer María Escribano.

She has earned a number of honors, including her master’s degree with Xenia Jankovic in the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, the Chamber Orchestra with Auryn Quartett and the Master’s Orchestra in Dortmund, Germany. As well as further studies at the Chamber Institute of the Reina Sofía Music School in Madrid, in the chair of string quartets, with Günter Pichler.

She has collaborated with artists such as Marco Rizzi, Xenia Jankovic, Gerhard Weinberger, U. A. Mathé, Candida Thompson, Claudius Hermann, Paolo Giacometti and Gerhild Romberger at camera festivals in Switzerland and Germany.

Her strong appeal for Baroque music and historicist interpretation led her to perform as a cello soloist at the Barock Akademie in Detmold (led by Gerhard Weinberger, with whom she recorded Handel’s Messiah) and to be a founding member of Ensemble Sarabande.

However, Iris not only has made a spacious gap in classical music, since in the field of contemporary music and new creation she has grown and trained as an artist. At age 16  recorded the CD Concerto-Tale, Suite Of the Chinese Zodiac with music and text by María Escribano. Also, she performed in the Festival of Contemporary Music of Alicante, Encontre de Compositors de Mallorca and several diverse tours in Cuba and Spain.

As a member of the Ensemble Vinorosso, Iris explores other musical languages and shows that true talent has no limits. With this group she has recorded 4 CDs and performed in Germany, Belgium and China. She also collaborates with pop artists such as Michel Buble, Antonio Orozco, Paco Cifuentes, Vanesa Martín, Rozalén.
In Azul y Jade, her first solo album, she has given life to her unique language, joining the first two Suites of J.S. Bach with her own works. Thanks to this work, risky and very personal, she is considered one of the most promising interpreters of Bach nowadays.