Raquel Martorell Dorta (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1985) began her modern flute studies at the age of 8 years old in Tenerife’s Professional Conservatory, where she has finished with Cum Laude (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, 2007). During this period she has played as guest soloist in the Canary Islands Young Talents Festival, and she was part of the Tenerife Symphonic Orchestra Academy for 7 years. After that, Raquel went to Paris to study a Master with Philippe Lesgourgues and Vicens Prats and she also studied a Master in Piccolo with Pierre Dumais. In 2010 She won the Second Prize in Piccolo speciality in the Young Flutist International Competition in Paris. From 2010 Raquel started to specialize in period flutes with Marten Root in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied Bachelor and Master degrees, specializing in Classical & Romantic flutes.
She has worked with professional Orchestras as Orchestre Pas de Loup-Paris, Tenerife Symphonic Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Tenerife Film Music Orchestra, Tenerife Chamber Orchestra, etc. As orchestral experience with period instruments she has worked with Holland Baroque Society, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Nederlandse Bach Vereniging Orkest, Yokohama Baroque Orchestra, Orquesta del Montsalvat-Barcelona, Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands, Nederlandse Blazers Ensemble, Florilegium Musicum, Bell’Arte Frankfurt RheinMain Orchestra, and as guest soloist with Sweelinck Baroque Orkest. In 2014, Raquel has been part of the Academy of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London, with projects with different conductors as: Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth & Semyon Bitchkov.