Anabel Montesinos is a winner of several major international guitar competitions, including the Francisco Tárrega in Spain and the Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria, Italy. She started her musical training at the age of five and the guitar at the age of six, and appeared, after a few months, as an infant prodigy. She performed a solo recital in Mallorca when she was just twelve. She has recorded for radio and television in Spain, Poland, Italy, and Sweden, and her many triumphs in major international competitions led to her first recording with Naxos, a release acclaimed by the international press and chosen by British Airlines as a part of the in-flight musical programme on overseas flights. Anabel Montesinos has shared concerts with Paco de Lucía, receiving a standing ovation in Uppsala, Sweden. She has appeared as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and orchestras in Turin, Mexico, Madrid, Oulu in Finland, and elsewhere. Her 2011 tour started at the Carnegie Hall, where she received a standing ovation. She plays a Simon Marty guitar and lives in Austria.