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Claudio Forcada

Honorary member ESTA Spain


Claudio Forcada is the author of a doctoral thesis on the effectiveness of teaching string instruments (Birmingham City University). Director of Studio Forcada (London and Henley-on-Thames) and of the Master's Degree in Instrumental Pedagogy at UAX (Madrid).

Between 1993 and 2006, Claudio was a violin teacher at various Spanish conservatories. From 2010 to 2021, he has been a professor of pedagogy for string instruments at the Valencian International University and is currently a professor in the Master's Degree in Pedagogy for Musicians at ESMUC (Barcelona) as well as at UAX.

Since 1999 he has given more than 300 courses and conferences in Europe, America and Asia (England, Iceland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, El Salvador, Japan and South Korea). Likewise, he has participated in webinars for  universidades and other educational institutions in Mexico, Canada, India, Cyprus and the United States. He has received the "Ernest Newman" award from the BCU (2012) and a recognition from the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador (2013), for his contribution to music education in the country.

Claudio is the author of six documentaries and four manuals on string instrument pedagogy, music education and research, as well as the IMusi methodology for violin. Since 2020, he has been the content director of I-Musi, an innovative  learning system that uses new technologies, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Devoted to social causes, Claudio is founder and member of the administration committee of the NGO Children4Music and director of "Música Futura", an education program through music for underprivileged children.

Sergio Castro

Honorary member ESTA Spain

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A prestigious internationally recognized pedagogue, Sergio Castro has been a violin teacher and creator of the String Didactics Project at the Conservatory of Music of Aragon. He is currently a professor at the Victoria de los Ángeles Conservatory and at the CEDAM School in Madrid.

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