With the aim of getting to know better our peers, we'd like to introduce you to five members of the team behind 'El Matí À Punt', Lavinia Audiovisual's morning show for the Valencian broadcaster. They have opened the doors to their personal lives for us to know them a little better. In order of appearance in the picture:
Rosa Porta, reporter, tells us about her love for music and how she's played instruments since she was six years old: first as a saxophonist playing in her local band and afterwards as a singer in an orchestra for street parties. "During my free time I try to switch off from routine through music", she says. She also goes to the gym daily and since June 2017 she loves mounting biking, which she practices every time she is on holidays.
Clara Castelló, director & host, slows down her stressful routine with a good novel, "a suspense one if possible", she says. She also likes going to the cine and watch a film and makes her think. Another hobby of hers is cooking, especially cooking for others. She loves seeing the pleasure on her family's faces when they eat her speciality dishes: tapas, fish & salads. Although she hasn't done it in a while, she does grass hockey. She is part of the mom's team at Valencia's C.H. Xaloc. "Apart from the rivalry, doing hockey allows me to meet people, feel the rush of adrenaline and laugh a bit before, during & after the training sessions", she states.
Isabel Vidal, production assistant, tells us about her passion for lindy hop, which she shares with her husband. "Dancing all Monday nights truly gives us the energy to face the week ahead of us. It's a great "switching off" moment", she says. "It's a very inclusive dancing as you don't dance with the same partner all the time. It's a very spontaneous and cheerful dance in which everybody smiles while dancing. It fills you with positivity". In addition, her passion for dancing led her to a passion for swing.
Mathies Muñoz Ricart, co-host, is an active member of Valencia's University Choir, Spain's oldest choir founded in 1947. "Nearly 100 voices, music sheets in hand, giving voice to great music composers, local and international, from Matilde Salvador to Britten or Mozart", she says. This efforts shapes into a group of shows in auditoriums & Valencian "music palaces". "Who loves music, loves life. On this matter, I hope I never retire" she states.
Last but not least, Lluís Cascant, editor, he dedicates a big chunk of his free time to music: he's self-taught how to play the high saxophone, the clarinet, the guitar & the ukelele and he is a member of the Musical Union of Muro d'Alcoi, his village's band. They play at concerts but they also play on the streets during festivals such as Muslims and Christians, the falles or xarangues.