Born in Bilbao, Maite Abasolo Candamio started playing the viola at the age of nine at the Municipal Conservatory of Leioa. She continued her university studies with Prof. Ashan Pillai in Barcelona and then finished her masters degree in interpretation at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg with Prof. Wolfram Christ, graduating with distinction.
Since an early age, she has played as Co-Principal and Principal in several youth orchestras, such as the Youth Orchestra of Euskal Herria, the academy orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
In 2016 she was an academist in the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, and has regularly performed with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña, Orquesta de Cadaqués, European Philharmonic of Switzerland, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsoper Stuttgart and the hr-Sinfonieorchester among others.
Maite has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2017, and is an Associate Member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for the 2020–21 season.