Luis Cabrera

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Strings, Harp & Guitar
Double Bass Tutor
Luis Cabrera


Born in Spain in 1985, Luis Cabrera started playing the double bass at the age of 10. After graduating from the Conservatorio Profesional Joaquin Turinal, where he studied with Professor Rafael de Frias and later Karen Martirossian, he moved to London in 2002 to complete his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Professor Rinat Ibragimov. Luis then completed a Masters at Berlin's Hans Eisler University under Professor Janne Saksala.

Luis became principal double bass with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 and has made guest appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, playing under distinguished conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink. Very active as a chamber music player, Luis has performed with great artists including Gordan Nikolitch, Sarah Chang, Alina Ibragimova and Janine Jansen, while his solo and teaching commitments frequently take him to Spain, The Netherlands and the UK.

Luis has recorded with several chamber groups for labels including EMI Classics and Pentatone, and has collaborated with BBC Radio 3’s prestigious New Generation Artists scheme. Luis joined Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s teaching staff in March 2012.