Guadalupe López-Íñiguez (1983, Valencia-Spain) has a double career as cello player and researcher. She holds a PhD in Psychology with the distinctions Cum Laude and International Mention from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and the Master’s Degree in Period Cello Performance from the Sibelius Academy (University of the Arts Helsinki). She also holds a Master’s Degree in History and Science of Music, a Post-Graduate Degree in Pedagogy, and a Superior Diploma in Modern Cello Performance. In addition to her solo and chamber musicianship, Guadalupe is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher and teacher at the Sibelius Academy, member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association for Psychology of Music and Musical Performance, and professional blogger at the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Guadalupe has been advised by cello masters such as Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, David Watkin, Wieland Kuijken, Werner Matzke, Philippe Müller, Martti Rousi, Alison McGillivray, Kristin von der Goltz, Rafael Ramos and Alban Gerhardt, among others. She has appeared as a soloist at the Fabulous Fringe concert series of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (NL), the Bergheim Cello Solo Festival (DE), the BRQ Vantaa Festival (FI), the Soiva Akatemia Festival (FI), and SibaFest (FI). Upcoming engagements include Classical-Romantic music for cello and fortepiano at key venues in Europe. Guadalupe is artist for Mediaset TV International and Iberia with the program ‘Musical Cities’, and has recently released her debut album with the complete cello works by Gabrielle and Scarlatti for Alba Records.
In the field of research, she presents her work regularly at international congresses and has been published in renowned journals such as Cognition and Instruction, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Psychology of Music. She is currently conducting an artistic research project funded by Kone Foundation, studying the works for fortepiano and cello by Beethoven and Mendelssohn by combining the multidisciplinary perspectives of psychology, musicology and performance. Her PhD, carried out under the supervision of Prof. Juan Ignacio Pozo, focused on the analysis of the psychological processes in the acquisition of musical knowledge in instrument players, teachers and students of string instruments, particularly from constructivist perspectives.
Guadalupe’s instruments include a cello by Claude Pieray (Paris, 1725), a 5-string cello by Claude Pieray (Paris, 1715), transitional bows by François & Leonard Tourte (Paris, 1780) and André Klaassen (Zutphen, 2015), and a baroque bow by Luis-Emilio Rodríguez-Carrington (The Hague, 2013).