María Josefa Contreras Gámez, oboe and English horn
Juan Sebastián Blanco, harp
From the warm south grenadine lands of Spain, to the cold high mountains of Bogotá in the exotic Colombia, these two musicians with different Spanish accents, decided to get together to play in the one common language they share…
Oboist María Josefa Contreras meets harpist Juan Sebastián Blanco while on tour through the Netherlands with the Jong Metropole Orkest. Their common studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam brought them closer, and most importantly, their way to listen, feel and understand music.
The idea of a kamermuziek ensemble inspired by historic characters like Heinz and Ursula Holliger, started to cook in their minds until brought to reality.