Recently awarded as one of the new Curtis Young Alumni Fund grantee, Tania Villasuso is a versatile clarinetist, with extensive experience in orchestra and chamber music. Born in Naron, Spain, Tania graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music in 2019, with professor Anthony McGill. After that, she moved to Houston to pursue a Master’s Degree at Rice University Shepherd School of Music, with professor Richie Hawley, graduating in 2022. During her stay in the United States, she took part in many international music festivals, like Spoleto USA, Music Academy of the West, Music From Angel Fire, Aspen Music Festival with the New Horizons Fellowship, and Aurora Chamber Music Festival.
Tania Villasuso has performed as principal clarinetist with many renowned conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Juanjo Mena, Stéphane Denève, Giancarlo Guerrero, Larry Rachleff, Elim Chan, Karina Canellakis and Gilbert Varga, among others. During the summer of 2019, she took part in the Curtis Latin Tour, offering recitals and masterclasses in the United States, Mexico, Peru and Chile, with violist Roberto Diaz and pianist George Fu.
First Prize winner of the X Certamen de Interpretación Intercentros Melómano in 2012, Tania has given performances as a soloist with the Madrid Metropolitan Orchestra and the Vigo 430 Orchestra. She has also been a member of the Orquesta Sinfónica Salvador Seguí, the Castellon Youth Symphony and the Orquesta Lírica de Castellón. During the 2022-2023 season, she has been invited to perform with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille and Norrlandsoperan Symfoniorkester.
Tania Villasuso started playing clarinet at five years old in her hometown, with Francisco San Ramon. She later moved to the Valencian Community, where she studied with Venancio Rius and Jose Miguel Martí. She is currently on trial for the principal clarinet position with the Norrlandsoperan Symfoniorkester.