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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

Artist Portrait

Mercedes Gancedo

Mercedes Gancedo


Born in Argentina, Mercedes Gancedo debuted at age 18 with the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Teatro Roma in Buenos Aires. Formed with Jaume Aragall, Teresa Berganza, Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballé and Cecilia Bartoli, among others, Gancedo combines her operistic facet with an intense activity in the field of Lied. Winner of the prize "Joven promesa artística de carácter internacional" of the Asociación de Críticos de la República Argentina and of the scholarship "... Read Full Biography
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Beatriz Miralles

Beatriz Miralles


Beatriz Miralles studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in the specialty of piano with Professor Pilar Bilbao, also studying Vocal Accompaniment with Professor Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo, Leonel Morales, Iván Cítera, Ofelia Montalbán, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Imre Rohman, Vinzenzo Balzani, Andreas Fröhlich, Jan Kadlubisky andWolfram Rieger. In 2013 she attended the Higher Conservatory of Music in Freiburg (Germany) as a guest student, where she was instructed in the specialty of Lied... Read Full Biography

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