After completing a BMus in Musicology at the University of La Rioja (Spain), and Royal Holloway – University of London, with a MMus in Advanced Musical Studies course, Marta is pursuing further Musicological studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with the Master in Spanish and Latin-American Music.
Marta is interested in the critical edition of musical works and already has considerable professional experience as an editor and type-setter.
She was commissioned by the City of Salamanca Youth Orchestra to do the performance edition of two works from the Salamanca Cathedral Archive. The two pieces, a Miserere and an Overture written in the 19th century and totalling forty-five minutes of music, were premiered by the orchestra in 2013.
She has co-edited for Schott-London with guitarist and editor Jens Franke a performance edition of Antoine de L’Hoyer Second Trio op. 42, (a work included in Franke’s forthcoming CD in the Naxos label).
In two further collaborations with Franke, Marta co-edited the first editions of the 24 Estudios and Two Operatic Paraphrases by Catalan composer Josep Ferrer i Esteve, published by Schott-London in 2017 and 2018.
She was also music consultant for the historical musical theatre play Conquista con quistes (Spain).
Marta’s particular areas of interest include the time between the late 18th century to the mid-20th century in Spanish Music, with an emphasis on the guitar and other strings music of the period. Other secondary areas of interest include the mediaeval period, Spanish Musical Theatre, and the consequences of nationalist thought and the Spanish Civil War on the generations of composers and musicians at that time.