Quatriola Ensemble

The Ensemble

Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon: this is the Quatriola Ensemble.
After finishing their Master studies in the conservatory, Gemma Tripiana (flute), Matteo Costanzi (oboe), Maria Rosaria Della Ragione (clarinet) and Clara Alija (bassoon) were brought together by the same love for chamber music and by the same desire to bring some ‘fresh air’ on stage, that’s how the Quatriola Ensemble was born.
What makes this ensemble unique is the variety of repertoire and instrumental combinations. The Quatriola Ensemble offers thematic programs in a way that the audience can enjoy original works, transcriptions, and also music that was composed for different combinations (quartets, trio’s, duo’s en solo’s).

The Quatriola Ensemble has welcomed in 2018 two new members: Federico Forla (oboe) and Irene Ruipérez (flute).

Feel free to contact us for more information about our programs.

The Musicians

Clara Alija Senra

Clara Alija Senra

Bassoon
Clara Alija Senra
Bassoon

Clara was born in a small city sorrounded by green mountains in the
North of Spain, at the young age of seven she began her basson lessons in
the Conservatory of Ponferrada untill she was eighteen. During this period
she performed with several youth orchestras, and assisted to courses with
Steve Harriswangler (Soloist of the Simphonic Orquestra of Galicia),
Enrique Abargues (Soloist of the Spanish National Orchestra) Sergio
Azzolini, among others.
She continued her study in Oviedo, Granada and the Hague. In these
miscellaneous places she found out her interest for other music styles
aside classical, like flamenco and latin jazz. Reason why after finishing
her Classical Bachelor in Granada she decided bring her music to a new
level by studing in the Latin Jazz department in the Codarts Coservatory
at Rotterdam.
In The Netherlands she has performed with the Zeeuws Orkest, Zeeuws
KamerorkestTY, Bach Orkest, Ricciotti Ensemble

Maria Rosaria della Ragione

Maria Rosaria della Ragione

Clarinet
Maria Rosaria della Ragione
Clarinet
Maria Rosaria Della Ragione , born in Naples , She graduated from conservatory “Licinio Refice” in Italy ( Bachelor of Music ) and from Utrecht conservatory ( Master of Music ) under the guidance of Céleste Zewald.
In 2011 She formed with the Greek flutist Lina Tsiva the Kariatides Duo: a project based on a research of new sonorities and of a contemporary repertoire. With this ensemble Maria Rosaria performed at the Grachten festival Concour 2013, broadcasted on Radio 4, at the “Kuub, ruimte voor kunst & cultuur” (modern art gallery, Utrecht) and they recorded and performed the live soundtrack by Fanis Zachopoulos for the animation “Vitiligo” by the artist Fruzsina Nemes.
During the summer 2013 she was admitted in the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) for the summer master class with M° Alessandro Carbonare.
She is currently working as a performer with her two ensembles (Quatrìola Ensemble and Kariatides Duo) and as a teacher in the Netherlands.
Federico Forla

Federico Forla

Oboe
Federico Forla
Oboe
Federico Forla began his studies in Modern Oboe at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin with B. Oddenino. He studied at the “Accademia dei Musici di Parma” with C. Hartman for two years, before moving to Den Haag. There he received his Master’s degree after studying with A. Ogrintchouk and K. Schoofs at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. In The Netherlands Federico gained interest in the world of Baroque music, and he started to play the Baroque and Classical Oboes, studying with F. de Bruine. Since 2015 he has been awarded a scholarship from the “DeSono” association to support him in his studies and musical activities.
Federico has played with many orchestras in Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and China; these include the Metropole Orkest, the Residentie Orkest, the Camerata Ducale, Orchestra Guido D’Arezzo, Concerto D’Amsterdam, and Concerto Bremen. He has performed with conductors and soloists such as Valerij Gergiev, Salvatore Accardo, Christoph Hartman, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Enrico Pace, Amiram Ganz and Alessandro Quarta.
One of Federico’s main artistic interests is exploring chamber music in all of its forms. He has performed recently with several ensembles in different festivals, such as the MiTo-Settembre Musica, the Festspiele Zuerich, the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht and the Takemitzu Festival (De Doelen).
Irene Ruipérez

Irene Ruipérez

Flute
Irene Ruipérez
Flute

Active and activist, Irene Ruipérez (Cuenca, SP) is a flutist and educator involved in different aspects of performance, music making, multidisciplinary projects and teaching activities.

Classically trained flutist (Conservatory of Music “Victoria Eugenia”, with Javier Castiblanque, Granada, SP; Koninklijke Conservatory, with Jeroen Bron, The Hague, NL), she is interested in extended practices and innovative uses of the flute applied to diverse transversal fields. Her education also includes a degree in Music Pedagogy (SP), Master in Music Education (NL) and a course Sonology (NL).

She has taken several training courses with: Davide Formissano, Vincent  Lucas, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Peter Lukas Graf, Raphael Leone, Vicens Prats, Julian Elvira, Juana Guillem, Eduardo Pausá, Alvaro Octavio, Miguel Angel Angulo, Magdalena Martinez, Frederik Ghijselinck, Monica Raga, Julian Sperry, Juan Ronda and Amparo Trigueros, as well as Training in Musical Analysis, Alexander Technique, Ergonomics and Stage Fright.

During the last few years she has been soloist member of the Andalucía Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of the University from Granada and the Academic Orchestra from Granada.  She have also participated in numerous collaborations with other orchestras and bands within includes Ciudad de Baza Orchestra, Ad Libitum Orchestra, Symphonic Band Association Granada, Municipal Music Band (Cuenca), Youth Orchestra (Cuenca) , etc.

Aside from orchestral projects, she is currently participating on several ensemble projects (Quatriola Ensemble and Catchpenny Ensemble among others) in a wide range of styles such as classical, contemporary, experimental, folk and free improvisation. With a large trajectory in chamber music (“Hemiolia ” quartet, “Shanties Ensemble”  wind quintet among others) Winner of the First Prize in chamber music at the UCLM competition (2013) with the “Esperanto Trio”.

Currently she combines her music project with her work as a teacher in the Koninklijke Conservatory and the ESH in The Hague.

Previous Musicians & Substitutes

Matteo Costanzi

Matteo Costanzi

Oboe
Matteo Costanzi
Oboe

Matteo Costanzi started to study oboe when he was 8 at the Music school in Spoleto. In 2007 he got his diploma
in oboe with the maximum grade at the conservatory “Briccialdi” in Terni. From 2008 to 2010 he studied
in Florence with Thomas Indermuhle and in 2012 he got the Master degree at the Hogeschool van der Kunsten in Utrecht with the teacher Ernest Rombout. He later studied baroque oboe with Frank de Bruine.
Matteo Costanzi collaborated with several orchestras in Italy and in the Netherlands, like the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, the Koninklijk Militaire Kapel JWF, the Orkest van de Nederlandse Douane, the Orchestra della Regione Toscana, and he worked with important conductors and musicians like Michael Chance, Gianandrea Noseda, John Axelrod, Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang.

Next is very active in the chamber music, he regularly performs in duo with piano, with the Quatriola Ensemble, with the Insomnio Ensemble and in chamber orchestras, performing repertoire that goes from baroque music to contemporary music.

Gemma Tripiana Munoz

Gemma Tripiana Munoz

Flute
Gemma Tripiana Munoz
Flute
Gemma began her flute studies in her home city of Monzon. Later she continued her studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza, The Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Kersten McCall (Concertgebouw Orchestra) and at the Utrecht Conservatory with Aldo Baerten (Royal Flemish Philharmonic).
She was a winner of the Ibercaja Concours, leading to solo recitals throughout Spain. Gemma has performed with orchestras and ensembles including Modelo62, Asko Schoenberg ensemble, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Laurensorkest Rotterdam, Koninklijk conservatorium Orkest Den Haag, Camerata Terra Reno, Nederlands Fluit Orchestra and Ensemble XXI.
Recordings include the Cds “Niebla”, “El bosque encantado” and “Leyenda Iralndesa” with the chamber music group Ensemble XXI, “Modelo Moves” with the contemporary ensemble Modelo62 and Chants de L’Uruguay by Alfonso Broqua.

AGENDA

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Stichting Muziek in Huis
20/01/19 Amsterdam Netherlands
Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
23/01/19 Den Haag Den Haag Netherlands
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Trio concert
13/03/19 Den Haag Den Haag Netherlands
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Trio concert
19/03/19 Amsterdam Netherlands
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Trio concert
18/04/19 Weesp Netherlands
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22/05/19 Aalsmeer Netherlands
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Trio concert
23/05/19 Hoorn Netherlands
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22/06/19 Bussum Netherlands
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.

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