Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin Richmond 2021 Violin Competition (Senior) and the Audience Award as well as the "Getting to Carnegie Hall" 2021 Competition, María Dueñas is making a spectacular impact on the classical music world as a soloist. She has rapidly established herself as one of the most sought-after concert soloists, performing with world’s leading orchestras and conductors such as The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov, Hamburg’s NDR lbphilharmonie Orchestra with Manfred Honeck, Marek Janowski leading the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonie and Gustavo Gimeno, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling or the St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra led by Vassily Sinaisky. Born in Granada, Spain, she is a student of well-distinguished pedagogue Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Graz. World-leading Festivals have counted on Dueñas’ presence, including the International Festival "Arts Square" in St. Petersburg, Schloss Elmau in duo with Itamar Golan, Rheingau Festival, Granada Music Festival and Verbier. Highlights for the upcoming season include her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, the Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra under Petr Popelka, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the National Orchestra of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, engagements with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and further collaborations with Manfred Honeck leading the Danish Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto takes Dueñas to the Dresden Philharmonic under Marek Janowski. Other orchestral highlights for the coming season include Dueñas´ Premiere of Gabriela Ortiz´s Violin Concerto with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel. Recitals highlights feature her debut at Carnegie Hall and appearances and recordings across the UK as part of the BBC New Generation Artist 2021-2023. María Dueñas plays on the Niccolò Gagliano violin 17?4, kindly on loan from the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben" and on the Guarneri del Gesù "Muntz" 1736, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.