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‘What a beautiful and deep sound has the viola of Isabel Villanueva. At the Sonata Arpeggione in Schubert, the Andante, central movement, was played in the concert of the CNDM’s season at Auditorio in Madrid. Isabel solved with a Cantabile in which there was even a belcantist philatelic, if Imay allow this more as an image to suggest that as an impossible reality. Of course, the violas do not sing, but the singing of the viola of Villanueva presented, already in the three Movements of this short Schubertian work, some characteristics of her way of playing: singing, the art of the tenuous, the ability to spin the sound … and the power so intense of the bass that come out of that instrument with which Isabel seems to brush the magic of the musical infernos.’ ‘With the Sonata for viola op.120 No. 1 Villanueva arrived at the culmination of the recital, with an extension of the effects or effectives that had already announced in the andante of the Arpeggione. There was the coexistence of the serious coming from that magical Hades of this young interpreter, and still wise and artist, with the most delicate sonic slimming, that delicacy that is not fragility (although, what does it matter that an artist shows fragility, is one of its resources), but power of an equivalent to the suspense, here, in music: the line gets so thin that we feel (we do not think) that something can be broken. Something. Isabel Villanueva has that art.’

SCHERZO MAGAZINE (November 2016)


‘Isabel Villanueva is a risk-taker’

THE STRAD MAGAZINE (May 2014)


 

Jot Down Magazine 
Interview with Isabel Villanueva (July 2017)
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Bath Chronicle
Bath International Music Festival: classical line-up (May 2016)
FULL ARTICLE

Radio Spanish Television (RTVE)
Isabel Villanueva, Spanish National Radio Culture Prize 2015 (November 2015)
FULL ARTICLE

‘España Directo’ – La 1 TVE
Isabel Villanueva, an embassador of Spanish Talent (June 2015)
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‘La Dársena’ Radio Clásica
Isabel Villanueva guest at ‘La Dársena’ Radio Clásica (RNE): interview and live performance of pieces by Schubert, Brahms and Jordi Cervelló (May 2015)
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The Strad
‘Isabel Villanueva is a risk-taker’ (May 2014)
FULL ARTICLE

Forum Clásica – RITMO Magazine
‘Isabel Villanueva makes her solo debut in Lebanon’ (May 2015)
FULL ARTICLE

Codalario
Isabel Villanueva: ‘Audiences must be aware of the very talented artists emerging from Spain’ (July 2014)
FULL ARTICLE

Catalunya Música
‘Notes de Clàssica’ interviews Interview with Isabel Villanueva (March 2015)
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‘El Ojo Crítico’ – Radio Nacional de España
Interview with Isabel Villanueva (February 2014)
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Diario de Navarra
Isabel Villanueva: ‘My viola is like a person’ (December 2013)
FULL ARTICLE

‘La Casa Encendida’ – La 2 TVE
TV report about Isabel Villanueva and Iñigo Pirfano (May 2014)

Forum Clásico – RITMO Magazine
‘The violist Isabel Villanueva triumphs in Estonia’ (February 2014)
FULL ARTICLE

Revista Doce Notas
‘The violist Isabel Villanueva debuts in Iran side by side with the guitarist and composer Golfam Khayam’ (August 2013)
FULL ARTICLE

Diario Atlántico
Isabel Villanueva: ‘Music and Spanish performers are more appreciated abroad than in Spain’ (November 2014)
FULL ARTICLE

TV Szombathely – Hungary
Isabel Villanueva performs ‘In Nomine’ by Kurtág in the 40th Bartók Festival of Szombathely, broadcasted on the TV cultural programme Szombathely (Hungary)
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