Saskia, Sas (Saski, Saskieta, Chaski) for friends...
Saskia enriches this miscellany with fantasy and a certain hint of madness and daydream. Her particular tendency to escape the comfort zone, together with her endless source of ideas, provides the dynamism required to make the impossible a reality.
Saskia studied at the Superior Conservatory of Zaragoza with José Luis González Uriol, obtaining her bachelor diploma in harpsichord (1996) and in organ (1998). During her studies she has won several gold medals at the conservatory. From 1998 to 2001 she studies Organ Konzertfach at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst of Vienna with Prof. Michael Radulescu. She also follows studies there in Continuo with Prof. Augusta Campagne.
In 2015, she finished her Master’s degree in Musical Research at the International University of La Rioja, and her final dissertation, Métodos de Bajo Continuo y su implementación en los estudios musicales superiores en España (Basso Continuo Methods and their Implementation in Superior Musical Studies in Spain), was praised by the examining board.
Saskia develops her pedagogical activity at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Aragón, where she has been teaching Organ since November 2008; previously, she imparted Basso Continuo and Chamber Music courses at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Salamanca (2002-2008). Her personal growth as a professor goes hand in hand with her development as a concertist, giving conferences and masterclasses, performing at festivals and international series in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, Holland, Russia and Austria. Lively and multifaceted, Saskia feels the need of participating in interdisciplinary projects that are able to present different concert formats to the audience, such as Ilustraciones bachianas (Bachian Illustrations -Miscelánea XVIII-21-) or Universo Bach (Universe Bach, dance and live music by J.S. Bach -Ingrid Magrinyá & El Trovar ensemble-), premiered in the concert series EnClaves in 2014. In 2016, she founded El Cuentista Organista (The Organist Storyteller), a project combining music and theatre whose main goal is to break down the existing barriers between the great organ and the youngest public, bringing this great unknown closer to families through dynamic and imaginative interdisciplinary shows. Because she felt the need and moral obligation to contribute to the dissemination of the Aragonese organistic heritage, she initiated the PROA project in 2017 (the acronym stands for “Organs from Aragón, Online Heritage” in Spanish).
Saskia is continuously evolving thanks to her active participation in chamber music projects. Collaborating and working with her colleagues, great performers in their respective specialities, enriches her day by day. Besides being the other half of Miscelánea XVIII-21, Saskia takes care of the basso continuo in El Trovar, a group specialised in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. As an organetto player, she has collaborated with Ars Atlántica (Manuel Vilas, direction).
She shares regularly her artistic experience with the Web community through her YouTube channel.