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Yamila Pedrosa Ahmed

Yamila had her first piano lesson at the age of six and switched to the double bass when she was eight years old. Since the beginning of her career she has participated in numerous youth orchestras and academies. At twelve she became principal double bass player at her youth background orchestras, the Andalusian Youth Orchestra (OJA) and Córdoba Youth Orchestra. At the same time she was member of the Granada Academy City Orchestra. After this first period she moved to a European stage and had the principal positions in the Branimir Slokar Academy in Slovenia and The World Orchestra. Now Yamila Pedrosa is on the Mahler Youth Orchestra reserve list and works as principal double bass player in the Segle XXI Orchestra (Barcelona) and the Bruckner Academy in Munich.
Yamila has played in several professional orchestras. At sixteen she started in Madrid with the Verum Orchestra and the Almería City Orchestra as a regular assistant. Later she was called to play with the orchestra Vigo Symphony 430, the Granada City Orchestra and the Córdoba City Orchestra. She also does a lot of international tours with the Symphony Orchestra of India from Mumbai as an assistant. Recently she won the position of principal bass in the Camera Musicae in Barcelona. She is a frequent collaborator at the Leonora Fondazione Promusica Pistoia and the Orchestra Della Toscana in her country of residence, Italy.
Yamila has enormous experience playing baroque and antique music as part of the Íliber Ensemble from Granada. She had the opportunity to perform with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Yuri Simonov, Salvador Mas, Yaron Traub, Mark Fitz- Gerald, Douglas Bostock, Uroš Lajovic, Klaus Arp, Jordi Mora, Pedro Halffter, Arturo Tamayo, Michael Thomas, Hernandez Silva, Salvador Mas, Miguel Romea, Alexander Gilman, Gordan Nikolik and with renowned soloists Gregory Ahss, Reinhold Friedrich, Raymond Curfs and Joze Bogolin.

Yamila Pedrosa Ahmed

Instrument: Double Bass
Birthday: December 30th, 1993
Place of birth: Spain

Awards

2006 to 2009

  • Winner of two solo recitals each year at the Mira de Amezcua theatre in Guadix

2006

  • Third prize at Baza Conservatory annual competition
  • Winner of three solo recital performances in Granada in the Eduardo del Pueyo international masterclass
Education

Currently studying double bass for a bachelor degree at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Reggio Emilia (Italy) with Amerigo Bernardi (principal double bass in the Orchestra della Toscana), and the Conservatorio

Superior Musica Rafael Orozco with Ángel SantaféElementary and intermediate music degrees with honors at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Carlos Ros in Guadix

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