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Raquel Costa

Raquel Costa is a versatile musician, fully involved in Celtic music but open as well to other genres such as jazz and baroque music. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 7, and later on started with classical violin instruction. During her studies she was torn between the violin and the piano. She was tempted by the violin's versatility of musical styles as well as fascinated by the sound of the piano.

After completing her studies at the Conservatoire of Vigo (Spain) she went to The Netherlands in 2001, where she completed her training and participated in orchestras such as L'Arte Dell'Arco and Crea Orkest. It was in The Netherlands, through the School of Music of Texel, where she began studying traditional Irish music. Having found a language so similar to the music of her Galician roots, brought her to search for this music in County Clare (Ireland) during a musical immersion period in 2006.

In 2008 she settled in Seville, where she currently lives and works as a piano teacher. She also plays violin in the Cristóbal de Morales Baroque Orchestra and participates with her fiddle every week in the local Irish traditional music session. Her passion for music has taken her to Nepal, where she went in 2012 to give Celtic music workshops. The integration of her pianistic side with her session fiddler role has been the seed of this new piano Celtic music project.