Bórea is a chamber music group founded with the aim of exploring the development of new interaction models with the audience and developing new experiences using digital media applied to classical music. The project focuses on assessing the importance of bringing the figure of the great composers of history closer to the public and understanding them, not only in their historical context but also on a personal level. Using biographical and epistolary resources, the group builds a story that links the personal experiences of the composers with their artistic creations.
The members are Clara Mascaró (viola), Julia Caro (cello), and Brais González (piano). Clara and Julia met while studying music performance at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, where they developed a great passion for chamber music under the guidance of the Quiroga String Quartet, and the idea of creating a professional group in the future was born. After several years of studying and perfecting their skills abroad, in 2019, they decided to meet again to create Bórea together with pianist Brais González, launching the first of their projects, Alte Liebe, an interactive documentary focusing on the figure of Clara Schumann, and the relationship she had with her husband Robert and with Johannes Brahms which aims to explain, using the new digital consumer media, the compositions of these three musicians through an immersion in their lives contextualized by their correspondence and their biographies. The project includes both original repertoire for the formation and arrangements made by Brais González of some other works by these three composers.
Since 2019 they have met in different European cities to carry out several recording projects, the last one funded by the Salzburg City Council and performed at the Frohnburg Saal of the Mozarteum University. The group's next artistic residence in 2021 will be in the Swiss city of Lucerne, to be placed under the tutelage of violinist and violist Isabelle van Keulen at the HSLU.
She studied with professors like Asier Polo or Helena Poggio and is currently studying a Master's degree in cello with cellist Christian Poltéra at the Musikhochschule in Lucerne.
After four years studying with the Quiroga Quartet, her passion for chamber music has led her to be a founding member of Bórea and to play in several festivals with Enrico Bronzi, Tanja Becker-Bender, Tobías Feldmann, Isabelle van Keulen or Gordan Nikolic.
She is a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester as well as playing with professional orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden. She is the principal cellist of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.
Brais González (Vigo, 1987) studied at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg with Rolf Plagge, completing his education at the Conservatories of Vigo and Oviedo. He was awarded, among others, at the City of San Sebastian International Competition, the Cidade de Ferrol International Competition, Ricard Viñes de Lleida Competition or IV Concours International Nikolaï Rubinstein of Paris.
He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in about twenty European countries. As a composer, his works have been performed on important venues of the continent, such as Conde Duque (Madrid), KUMU (Estonia), Baltais Fligelis (Latvia), or Flux (Budapest).
In 2013 she begins her undergraduate studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, training with professors Alejandro Garrido and Josep Puchades. She studied for a Master's degree at Mozarteum University Salzburg under the tutelage of Veronika Hagen. She begins her orchestral career in renowned young orchestras in Europe: SHMF in 2016, GMJO in 2017-2021, and EUYO in 2018-2021. In addition, since 2017, she has had the privilege of being invited as a viola tutti in leading orchestras in Spain such as RTVE, Orquesta del Palau de Les Arts, and OSCYL.
She has performed as a solo viola in the Orquestra de Cambra de Mallorca and Orquesta de la Ópera de Tenerife, as well as being a substitute member of Camerata Salzburg and an academician at Philharmonie Salzburg. She performed as a soloist with the Orquestra de Cambra de Mallorca playing Hoffmeister's viola concerto.