The Cardinal Complex Quartet was recently awarded the 2nd prize at the 3. International Berliner Bach Competition. It is formed by Matías Lanz (Cembalo), Alex Jellici (Cello/ Viola da Gamba), Aliza Vicente (Violin) and Luis Martínez (Traverso).
Aliza Vicente Aranda was born in Navarra (Spain). She studied her Bachelor (Hons) Degree in London on a Trinity College London scholarship with John Crawford and Walter Reiter. After obtaining her diploma she moved to Switzerland, where she studied a Master's in Performance at the Hochschule für Musik, Luzern, with professors Sebastian Hamann, Petra Mullejans and Giuliano Carmignola.
Aliza was a member of EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra), EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra) and JONDE (National Youth Orchestra of Spain). She works professionally with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK), La Cetra Barockorchester Basel (CH), Spira Mirabilis (IT), Luzerner Theater (CH) and Kammerphilarmonie Graubunden (CH).
As a soloist and chamber musician she has performed in the London Handel Festival, the Greenwich International Early Music Festival and the Istanbul Bach Days, and she is a founder member of the string octet Bambú Ensemble and the ensemble Chiave d'Arco. She has also played for BBC 3 live broadcast and she has appeared in festivals such as the BBC Proms and Bolzano Festival Bozen. She has worked with musicians such as Enrico Onofri, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Andrea Marcon, Thomas Hengelbrock, Bojan Cicic and Gordan Nikolitch. She is currently studying a Master's at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Leila Shayegh.
Born in Zaragoza in 1988, he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in flute in the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón and then began his traverso studies in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) with flautist Marc Hantaï, with whom he studies later a Master of Music degree in Early Music Performance in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. At the same time, he attends regular classical and romantic flute classes in Paris, with flautist Amélie Michel (CNSMD Lyon).
Luis Martínez has broadened his studies (both in Traverso and Chamber Music) with classes from important figures in the Early Music sphere, such as Barthold Kuijken, Wilbert Hazelzet, Kate Clark, Rachel Brown, Lisa Beznosiuk, Ashley Salomon, Valérie Balssa, Agostino Cirillo, Hopkinson Smith, Jesper Christensen, Olivier Baumont, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Manfredo Kraemer, François Fernandez, Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh, o Emmanuel Balssa, among others.
Founding member and artistic director of La Guirlande - an ensemble which specialises in performance of 18th and 19th century music, with an important role of the flute -, Luis Martínez has won several international competitions with this group, such as the XVIII Biagio-Marini Wettbewerb and the V Gijón International Early Music Competition.
Luis Martínez has played in many orchestras and ensembles such as Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Bach Collektiv, Wunderkammer Berlin, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Bach Akademie Luzern, Ensemble Cristofori, Ensemble Ripieno, Svapinga Consort, Orchester Le Phénix, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Orchestra, Memento Mori, Orquesta de Cadaqués and Orquesta de Valencia, playing in important concert halls in Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland and Holland.