Formed in 2014 by Laura Balboa (violin) and Manuel López Jorge (piano), Quiroga Duo is an up-and-coming young group based in London. Its two members, students from the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, are both soloists with notable performing careers, and prize-winners at several competitions.
The duo is named in honour of the great Galician violinist–composer Manuel Quiroga (1892–1961). Laura and Manuel started performing together in 2006, as founding members of the ‘Trio Opus 40’. The trio had a very successful career in Spain, performing in various cities including Madrid (Auditorio Manuel de Falla), and also won the First Prize at III Sonidos del Arlanza Chamber Music Competition in 2007.
Quiroga Duo has performed in venues such as St James’s, Piccadilly, Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room (London), Shulman Auditorium (Oxford University), and Bradfield College (Berkshire). Future engagements include concerts for the Stowmarket Concert Society in Suffolk and the Louth Music Society in Linconshire.