Iris Mañà Alentà
Born in Barcelona in 1991, she began studying music in her hometown. She holds a bachelor's degree in Music Pedagogy for Harp with honors at the University für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where she studied with the musicians Andrea Hampl and Adelheid Blovsky-Miller. She has also studied the flute at the Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien with Professor Thomas List. Since 2015 she plays harp for the Live Musik Now, an organization founded by Yehudi Menuhin, with which she regularly offers concerts with various formations. She collaborates with different orchestras that have led her to play in concert halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Stefaniensaal in Graz or the Auditorium in Barcelona. Since 2013 she is part of the Ancor Ensemble and with this training she obtained a scholarship from the Swiss foundation Thyll-Dürr in 2014, the Bank Austria Prize 2015 and went to the finals of the International Young Artists Competition in York (2015). Currently she teaches and performs in Barcelona.