After completing a BMus in Musicology at the University of La Rioja (Spain), Marta is pursuing further Musicological studies at Royal Holloway – University of London, in the MMus in Advanced Musical Studies course.
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). Forthcoming are two further collaborations with Jens Franke, this time first editions of the Estudios and Operatic Paraphrases by Catalan composer Josep Ferrer i Esteve, to be released by Schott-London in 2016.
She was also music consultant for the historical musical theatre play Conquista con quistes (Spain).
Marta’s particular areas of interest include the mediaeval period and the time between the late 19th century to the mid-20th century in Spanish Music, with an emphasis on the consequences of nationalist thought and the Spanish Civil War on the generations of composers and musicians at that time. Other secondary areas of interest include Spanish Musical Theatre, folk and jazz music and its influence on Classical music.