Charina Quintana

Charina Quintana was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She began her musical studies with Pedro Madina and continued with Pedro de Armas. She recieved a study grant from the Fundación Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria and she finished her flute studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid with Vicente Martínez, with excellent marks. She has also studied with Juana Guillén and after has attended numerous courses at advanced level with Benot Fromager, Salvador Espasa, Jaime Martin , Ricardo Ghiani, Trevor Wye, Will Offerman, ...and has studied in the Music Academy of Stuttgart Pedagogical studys, Verena Maschat, Lucy Mancisidor.

In 1989 she obtained a flute teaching post at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and from 2005 she has been teaching flute at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias also in the department of flute-pedagogy. In the same year she formed the "Grupo de Cámara Profesores de Gran Canaria" which has been in existance for over 25 years with the oboist and Composer Francisco Crespo.They have performed original repertoire for this instrument and different arrangements for chamber orchestras. In 2003 Duo Flauta y Piano was formed .In June 2013 they recorded a CD with Red Berd Records.

She has played as Principal Flute in the Orquesta Diego Durón and colaborated with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Sinfónica de Las Palmas and Municipal Band de Las Palmas. She has also played as principal flute with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Atlántico under the Direction of Isabel Costes,and recently colaborated with the Orquesta Filarmónica Giuseppe Verdi, de Salerno (Italy) She has performed in different music festivals such as: “Música Antigua” (Lanzarote), “Clasicos en el Parque” (Almeria), “Gran Canaria Internacional Flute Festival”, “ Stage Gran Canaria Music Excellence” , “Suoni dal Legno” , Deruta She has given numerous recitals around the Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria (Burgas, Aheloy , Sozopol) and Italy (Salerno, Città di Marostica, Bellizzi, Forlì, Cesena, Castelfranco Veneto, ...).

She regularly gives masterclasses and workshops of Circular Breathing for the Flute, Seminar Room in the University of studi of Salerno, “Falautcampus” and Masterclass-concert in the Conservatory di Musica "Giusseppe Matrucci" di Salerno, Conservatorio de Música "Bruno Maderna" Cesena , Conservatorio "Agostino Steffani" di Castelfranco, Veneto, etc.

IX International Masterclass 2018