Eduardo Canto, violín
Born in Merida,Yucatán,Mexico in 1992, he started his musical studies with Alejandro Pinzon Espadas, and later continued with Carlos Marrufo Gurrutia.
In 2015, he graduated from the bachelor degree from the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, where he studied with Katy Sebestyen.
In 2017 he graduated cum lade from the Master of Music in violin performance at the Maastricht Academy of Music, under the guidance of Piotr Jasiurkowski.
Together with the pianist Naiara Ijurco, they have played several concerts in Spain, Belgium, France, Mexico and The Netherlands, in theathers like the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and festivals such as “Pamplona Acción Musical 2014” in Pamplona, Spain, "VivArte" in Antwerpen, and "Jovenes Creadores 2015" in Mérida, México. They were also radio broadcasted live by Dutch Classical Radio (Radio4) in Amsterdam.
As a string quartet player he has performed as first violin in several stages throughout The Netherlands, Spain, Hungary and France, among them in venues such as the Concertgebouw and the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Dutch embassy in Paris, and in festivals like the “Peter de Grote Festival” in Groningen, and “Musiquem Lleida” in Spain.
He has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the "Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan”, "Orquesta de Camara de Merida", and with the "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil “Daniel Ayala Perez.
In 2012, he won Second Prize at the Prinses Christina Concours in the Netherlands as well as the prize for “Best performance of a Dutch composition”. In 2015, he won together with the Canto Quartet, the 2nd prize of the "Tristan Keuris Chamber Music Competition" in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
He has taken master classes solo from Leonidas Kavakos, Stephan Picard, Roland Daugareil, Raphael Oleg, and chamber music from: Eberhard Feltz, Enrico Pace, Luc Marie Aguera, Christian Ihle Hadland, Cuarteto Quiroga, the Bennewitz Quartet, Casals Quartet, among others.