69. The Rose and the Willow: Mercedes Gancedo & Beatriz Miralles
24 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55
Prize-winning Argentinian soprano Mercedes Gancedo and exciting young pianist Beatriz Miralles have been the Young Artists in Residence at the LIFE Victoria Festival in Barcelona. They present songs by the Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge and the Argentinian Alberto Ginastera. At the heart of the programme, the masterful songs of Ginastera’s compatriot Carlos Guastavino, including the famous song ‘The Rose and the Willow’, conjure magical, nocturnal landscapes.
Presented in association with the LIFE Victoria Festival, Barcelona
SopranoMercedes Gancedo (1990) is a lyric soprano from Buenos Aires, Argentina. At age 15, she was awarded a scholarship by Fundación de Música de Cámara de Buenos Aires for five consecutive years to work with Master Wilheim Opitz. After graduating from her singing studies at the I.S.A Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Gancedo debuted at age 18 with the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Teatro Roma in Buenos Aires. Winner of the prize “Joven promesa artística de carácter internacional”... Read Full Biography
PianistBeatriz Miralles studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in the specialty of piano with Professor Pilar Bilbao, also studying the specialty of Vocal Accompaniment with Professor Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo. She also studied with the pianists Leonel Morales, Iván Cítera and Ofelia Montalbán. Miralles has received Masterclasses from Vladimir Ovchinikov, Imre Rohman, Vinzenzo Balzani, Andreas Fröhlich, and Jan Kadlubisky, among others. In 2013 she attended the Higher Conservatory of Musi... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....