Biography

Víctor Baena was born in 1995. He began studying guitar with Enrique del Rosal and piano with Carmen Rubio Fominaya at the age of 12 at the Conservatory of Music Arturo Soria in Madrid. 

 

Later he became interested in the interpretation of early music, especially in the music written for organ and harpsichord, so he decided to study organ under the tutelage of Anselmo Serna, harpsichord and basso continuo with Denise De La-Herrán and chamber music with Jesús Sánchez. 

 

As a basso continuo player, he has participated in 2013 with the production of L’Orfeo of Claudio Monteverdi in the Teatro Principal of Burgos and in 2014 in the same theatre with the production of The Indian queen and Dido and Aeneas of Henry Purcell under the musical direction of Daniel de la Puente and Manuel Minguillón. 

 

He has attended organ and harpsichord masterclasses given by Montserrat Torrent, José Luis González Uriol, Andrés Cea Galán  Lorenzo Ghielmi, Jacques Ogg, Elisabeth Joyé , Menno van Delft and Bernard Foccroulle. 

 

Víctor has given many concerts in several countries, like Spain,Germany, Holland, Italy and Belgium. 

 

In 2017, as part of the project Pracht en Praal of the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, Víctor participated as continuo player performing in the Marienkirche of Stralsund (Germany), Lutherse kerk of Den Haag and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij (Amsterdam). 

 

Víctor completed his Bachelor and Master studies at the“Conservatorium van Amsterdam” with Pieter van Dijk , Matthias Havinga and Louis Robilliard.  At this conservatory he followed lessons of basso continuo and improvisation with Miklós Spányi and he also has received a degree of his clavichord studies with Menno van Delft. Nowadays he Konzertexamen-orgel at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Pieter van Dijk and Prof. Wolfgang Zerer.  In June of 2019 Víctor won the first prize at the Schnitger Orgelconcours in Alkmaar (The Netherlands) and in October of 2020 he won the second prize (ex aequo) and a prize for the best interpretation of Spanish Early Music at the organ competition Francisco Salinas/ VIII Centenario de la Catedral in Burgos (Spain).