María Dueñas will receive the 13th Rheingau Music Festival's LOTTO Sponsorship Award on July 2, 2021, during her concert at Schloss Johannisberg.
María is a student at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and studies with pedagogue Boris Kuschnir. She has won several other awards aside from this, most recently including the 2021 International Competition Getting to Carnegie Hall.
A statement from the jury reads, “María Dueñas is one of the most exciting and promising talents of her generation. Her playing captivates with an impressive combination of Spanish temperament, youthful spirit, and refreshing naturalness."
Whether as a soloist or as a chamber music partner, María Dueñas inspires not only through technical perfection and virtuosity but especially through musical sensitivity and emotional surrender. Her high degree of expressive maturity and clear imagination is more than impressive, a young top musician to whom the great stages of the world are open."