Inés is a musician specialized in the historical informed practice of the cello and the viola da gamba. She is a founder member and manager of the chamber music ensemble Scaramuccia, co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions, collaborates with several European orchestras and ensembles, and teaches privately. She currently lives in The Hague (The Netherlands).
Born in 1985 in Zaragoza (Spain), Inés holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Royal Conservatory (Den Haag, NL), where she studied under the guidance of Jaap ter Linden and Lucia Swarts (historical cello), and Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba). She has received further advice from inspiring musicians such us Gaetano Nasillo, Hidemi Suzuki, Wieland Kuijken, Christophe Coin, Bruno Cocset, Itziar Atutxa, Rainer Zipperling, Balázs Maté, Enrico Gatti, Olivia Centurioni, and Enrico Onofri.
Inés also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in classical cello at CSMA (Zaragoza, SP), studying with Ángel Luis Quintana, Cuarteto Casals, and Cuarteto Quiroga, among others.
She is fond of Italian mid-baroque music, particularly Neapolitan music. She devoted her Master’s research to the Neapolitan cello repertoire at the turn of the eighteenth century, a field which she continues to research, unearthing and performing an amazing repertoire that is not yet widely known and appreciated.
Inés has performed with the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra (UK) in a project conducted by Christophe Rousset, with Orquesta Barroca Conde Duque (SP) conducted by Ángel Sampedro, and with I Giovani della Montis Regalis 2013 (IT) conducted by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro de Marchi, and Enrico Onofri.
She has performed live for Dutch radio stations Radio 4 and Concertzender, and has recorded for the labels Naïve, Ayros, and Snakewood Editions. In 2016 her ensemble, Scaramuccia, was awarded the Audience Prize at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik 2015/2016 competition. They also obtained eight nominations for the ICMA and Opus Klassik awards for their recordings, and were nominated for the REMA European Early Music Awards in the “Heritage and Repertoire” category for their project “The Cabinet II Project” in 2022.
She plays on a baroque cello made by André Mehler in 2019 after Alessandro Gagliano, Napoli 1704, a viola da gamba made by Matthew Farley in 2017 after Michel Collichon, Paris 1683, and bows by Jerôme Gastaldo and Antonino Airenti.
A su vez la chelista zaragozana Inés Salinas realizó una intervención brillante, expresiva y muy cálida durante el Concierto número 9 de Giuseppe María Jacchini en el que actuó como solista.www.vivecastellon.com
Gentili must be one of the first composers in Venice to write music for it. These are very fine pieces, and valuable additions to the repertoire. It is nice that Inés Salinas, whom I know as an excellent basso continuo player, has the chance to show her skills in a solo role. And how well she plays these two sonatas. The second allegro of the Sonata in A is one of the highlights of this disc.
Johan van Veen, musica Dei donum
[…] the musical dialogue between violin and cello was one of the highlights of the evening – both musicians were able to perfectly match not only the color of the tones, but also the ever-accelerating tempo. It was the successful rubato that was behind the remarkable musical effect of the piece. The cello solo in the fourth movement then also gave space to figurations, fast runs and melodic jumps, which the performer managed with ease and flawless intonation.Lukáš Pavlica
Ses complices de Scaramuccia – Inès Salinas au violoncelle et Patricia Vintem au clavecin – l’accompagnent avec énergie, fantaisie et finesse.Olivier Fourés, Diapason, March 2021.
Por su parte, el continuo por la viola da gamba de Inés Salinas, la tiorba de Javier Ovejero y el clave de Patrícia Vintém. Buen trabajo de conjunto, con un continuo muy bien equilibrado, buscando un resultado global poderoso, pero manteniendo presente la sonoridad de cada una de las partes. […] demostraron ser intérpretes de una importante calidad, destacando, quizá por su aporte expresivo –en un instrumento muy apropiado para remarcar el lado doloroso de la música–, la viola da gamba de Salinas.Mario Guada, Codalario, 1 March 2018.
[…] providing excellent support are Patrícia Vintém (harpsichord) and Inés Salinas (cello). The cello part in particular is quite active throughout and adds some solid counterpoint to the overall sonic canvas.Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel, January 2021.
Een energiek stuwende continuo […]Cultuur Pakt, 23 February 2021.
[…] splendid support from Inés Salinas (cello) and Patricia Vintém (harpsichord).Brian Robins, Early Music Review, December 2018.