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Born in 1983, María González belongs to a new generation of young basso continuo players and accompanists.

Education

I studied with Carmen Conde (piano), Beatrice Martin at ESMUC (Bachelor degree), and Jesper Christensen at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Master in Early Music Performance: Cembalo and Basso Continuo).
I also did a Training like opera repetiteur in “La Nuova Fabbrica dell’Opera Barocca” (Milan, Italy) with M.Toni, D.Colonna and M.Custer (l’incoronazzione di Poppea, Orfeo- Monteverdi and L’Acteon- Charpentier).
Currently I am doing my PhD program at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Some relevant conductors and performers I have worked with

Rachel Podger, Maurice Steger, Sergio Azzolini (assistant in Weimarer Masterkurs and Markneukirche Masterkus), James Gaffigan, Fritz Näf, E. Van Nevel, F.M. Sardelli, B. Labadie, Clau Scherer, F.M. Bressans, A. di Marchi and Riccardo Minasi.

Ensembles, orchestras and some assistances

Luzerne Symphony Orchestra, Academia Montis Regalis, Basler Madrigalisten, Camerata Bern, Il Profondo, Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra, Le Concert Lorraine, Kammerorchester St Gallen, Le Phenix Baroque Orchestra and Le Parlament de Musique (Generation Baroque).
Musical assistant of Masaaki Suzuki (Bach: Matthäus Passion), Martin Gester (Porpora: Il Vespro della beata, and Händel: Acis & Galatea in Poznan Baroque Festival, Poland).

My ensemble

I am co-founder of Ensemble Daimonion, winners of the 1st prize and the special prize of the jury in the International Competition Premio Bonporti (2011). With Ensemble Daimonion I have an intense musical activity around Europe and America. See Ensemble Daimonion’s website.

Positions

From 2010 to 2013, I have worked as harpsichord accompanist at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel).
I was invited several times by Universidad Central of Bogotá (Colombia) as cembalo and basso continuo teacher in the Master Program.
Since 2017 I am teaching basso continuo at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.
See teaching.

Broadcast and CD recordings

Radio Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR and SWR (Germany), Catalunya Radio (Spain), DRS2 Schweizer Radio (Swiss) and Klassika Raadio (Radio Estonia).
Labels: Olive Music, Pannclassics, Passacaille and BMN Medien. See discography.