María Jiménez Pardo is a freelance clarinetist based in Aarhus. She was born in 1991 in Albacete (Spain). She started her clarinet studies at the age of 7 in the Royal Conservatory of Music in Albacete with José Lozano as main teacher.
She continued her Bachelor Studies in Valencia with professor Venancio Rius. She finished her Master
Degree in Orchestra Performance in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, where currently, she
is studying the Soloist Program in Music with teachers Mathias Kjøller and Bue Skov Thomassen.

María has assisted regularly in Danish professional orchestras since 2015; such as Aarhus Symphony
Orchestra, Randers Kammerorkester, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble MidtVest and
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; as well as in Germany in Schleswig-Holstein Landes Theater and Symphony Orchestra. She won the soloist competition together with Iván Gómez Alonso organized by DJM in 2020 and they will play as a Soloist with Randers Kammerorkester (2022). María has been soloist with different ensembles: RAMA (Royal Academy of Music Aarhus) Symphony Orchestra (2021), RAMA Wind Band (2018), Clarinet Ensemble of the Royal Professional Academy of Music in Albacete (2011) and in Albacete Youth Orchestra (2011).

María has attended several Masterclasses with professors Yehuda Gilad, Radovan Cavallin, John Kruse,
Hedwig Swimbergher, Pedro Franco, among others. With an especial interest for chamber music, María
has received lessons from Afiara String Quartet and teachers Martin Qvist and Jens Elvekjær. Right now,
she is exploring music for flute and clarinet duo with “Aulos Duo”.

Regarding the New Music, she is really active player, she has been part of different Contemporary Music
Festivals, like Ensems in Valencia (2013) and UNM (Ung Nordisk Musik) in Aarhus (2016 and 2021). She
made the premiere in Denmark of the pieces ”Schizophrenia” by Yann Robin for Saxophone and Clarinet
(2016), ”One World above, another below” (2019) and ”We are somehow connected” (2020) by Lil Lacy
and ”Five pieces for Flute and Clarinet” by Juhani Nourvala (2020) and “Las Mariposas Perdidas” for
flute and clarinet by Lil Lacy