The Spanish violist Isabel Villanueva has been awarded with the 'Prix Albert Lullin' as the best string instrumentalist of the year 2014 by the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève and the city of Geneva (Switzerland) in recognition of her talent and artistic merit.


This is the latest honour won by Isabel, who has been rewarded in numerous international competitions, including the International Viola Competition Yuri Bashmet in Moscow in 2013.


Isabel Villanueva has been awarded with the Albert Lullin Prize 




Isabel Villanueva: 'Audiences must be aware of the very talented artists emerging from Spain' (July 2014)


'La Casa Encendida' - La 2 TVE


TV report about Isabel Villanueva and Iñigo Pirfano (May 2014) 

Artistas Becados de Fundación Caja Madrid

'El Ojo Crítico' - Radio Nacional de España


Interview with Isabel Villanueva (February 2014) 

Diario de Navarra


Isabel Villanueva: 'My viola is like a person' (December 2013)


Forum Clásico - RITMO Magazine


'The violist Isabel Villanueva triumphs in Estonia' (February 2014)


Revista Doce Notas


'The violist Isabel Villanueva debuts in Iran side by side with the guitarist and composer Golfam Khayam' (August 2013)


TV Szombathely - Hungary


Isabel Villanueva performs 'In Nomine' by Kurtág in the 40th Bartók Festival of Szombathely, broadcasted on the TV cultural programme Szombathely (Hungary)


Diario Atlántico


Isabel Villanueva: 'Music and Spanish performers are more appreciated abroad than in Spain' (November 2014)


'La Dársena' Radio Clásica


Isabel Villanueva guest at 'La Dársena' Radio Clásica (RNE): interview and live performance of pieces by Schubert, Brahms and Jordi Cervelló (May 2015)


Forum Clásica - RITMO Magazine


'Isabel Villanueva makes her solo debut in Lebanon' (May 2015)


'España Directo' - La 1 TVE


Isabel Villanueva, an embassador of Spanish Talent (June 2015)


The Strad


'Isabel Villanueva is a risk-taker' (May 2014)


Catalunya Música


'Notes de Clàssica' interviews Interview with Isabel Villanueva (March 2015)


Isabel Villanueva, awarded the Spanish National Radio Culture Prize 2015 (Premio Ojo Crítico)

She has been choosen by the jury “because of her technical competences and expressivity in her approach to an instrument such as difficult and infravalued as the viola. For her high capacity to discover an unkown and valious repertoire, and committing special interest to develope contemporary music, from composers from Spain and abroad”  

Isabel Villanueva, named 'Cultural Ambassador' of Fondation Prim'Enfance in Switzerland

On the 26th October 2015, Isabel was named under this title after performing a benefict concert for the childhood. An evening where personalities such as Pierre Arditi attended.

On the 9th October 2015, took part the official appointment of the 10 winners of the global campaign by Clear Channel : Spanish are ‘Made of talent’. Isabel vas the winner in the Music category and will be representing the Spanish talent worldwide. She was also given institutional recognizement by ‘Marca España’ (Spanish Brand).

Isabel Villanueva performs at the 'Schubertiade Espace2' of the Swiss Radio Television (RTS)

On the 5th September 2015, Isabel Villanueva performed two recitals in 19th edition of the popular Schubertiade Espace2 that the Swiss Radio Television organizes every two years. It took place in Bienne / Biel and the concerts were broadcasted live for RTS. She performed together with pianist Oxana Shevchenko works by Brahms, Schubert, Fauré and Granados.

Isabel Villanueva debut in Lebanon

In April 2015, Isabel was invited to perform together with Tatiana-Primak Khoury a fundraising concert in the Assembly Hall of America University of Beirut (AUB), in benefict to children’s education in Tripoli and the patients of Beirut Hospital. This event was organized by Rotary Club International.

Radio Spanish Television (RTVE)


Isabel Villanueva, Spanish National Radio Culture Prize 2015 (November 2015)


Bath Chronicle


Bath International Music Festival: classical line-up (May 2016)


Isabel Villanueva at Bath International Music Festival (UK)


On 23rd May 2016, Isabel made her recital debut at this prestigious Festival in it's 68th edition, performing a viola and piano recital with Charles Wiffen. Yehudi Menuhin or Michael Tippett have been past directors of this festival.