The quartet was formed in 2012 in the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona, where they studied. After continuing their studies in other European countries (Netherlands, Germany, France and Denmark), in 2016 they moved to Aarhus (Denmark). There, they combine their performances as a professional group with the completion of masters and postgraduates in the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.
At the moment, the quartet has set their residence in Barcelona, although they continue touring throughout Europe.
Recently, Quartet Vela has been awarded with a scholarship in the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona to study a master's degree in chamber music at this prestigious centre.
Among other awards and distinctions, it is worth noting that in the 2017 Quartet Vela won the third price in the P2 Kammermusikkonkurrence the Danish Radio, the biggest chamber music competition in Denmark happening every 3 years. Last February, the group was awarded with the Silver Medal in the 2nd International Vienna Music Competition, in the chamber music category.
During their time in Denmark, they performed concerts in music halls such as Musikhuset Aarhus, Musikkens Hus Aalborg and the Danish Radio. Quartet Vela has participated in various festivals and classical music cycles: Bornholms Festival, Rued Langgaard Festival (Denmark), Festspiele Mark Brandenburg (Germany), Festival Palma de Primavera (Majorca, Spain).
Helena Otero Correa, soprano saxophone
Carla Obach Esteban, tenor saxophone
Laura Allès Pascual, baritone saxophone
Débora Ñancupil Troncoso, alto saxophone