Say Hola to Paloma! Paloma is part of our worldwide network of concert representatives and arranges all of our performance opportunities in Spain. Paloma also often couriers tours in Spain & Portugal so you may recognise her from one of your tours.
What have you been up to this summer?
I managed to go back to Spain to see my family for the first time since Christmas, after spending lockdown in London. I thought it was going to be a quiet summer, but I ended up visiting areas of Spain I had never been to, such as Cabo de Gata, a natural park on the Andalusian coast, and the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, which were unusually quiet due to the lack of international tourism.
Music has also been a very important part of my summer. Luckily, at this time of the year, most festivals in Spain are outdoors and they have taken place with reduced audiences. At the end of July I went to the last concert of the Festival de Música y Danza de Granada. On 2nd September I attended a chamber music concert in Madrid, which was part of a summer series organised the Fundación Olivar de Castillejo. Both performances were sold out, the audience were wearing masks at all times and there was no interval in order to maintain social distancing and avoid big crowds.
What do you do when you’re not organising concerts for your next group to Spain?
When I’m not organising concerts I normally do research to explore new areas, find new venues and create new contacts. Outside work I enjoy playing the piano, reading, cooking, going to concerts and travelling, of course!
What is your favourite region of Spain?
It’s hard to choose just one region, but I think I would probably say Andalusia. The mix of cultures that have lived there over time make its heritage particularly rich; this can be seen not just in its architecture, but also in the music and the gastronomy. Apart from its culture, the landscape in this area is very varied, with a coastline bathed by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the famous olive trees in Jaén and the mountains of Sierra Nevada to name a few examples.