Mariona Castelar Garriga

Contralto - Barcelona (Spain)

"El Somni: An adventure, an opportunity, a dream that is gradually coming true…"

She was born in Barcelona, where she studies harmony, counterpoint and composition with Gabriel Brncic, the recorder with Romà Escalas and singing with Maria Dolors Aldea.

She is taking courses on ancient music with Montserrat Figueras and Emma Kirkby, and Lied and French Mélodie with Alan Branch, Iain Burnside and Dalton Baldwin.

She has sung with the Càrmina Choir, Cantare con la Gorgia, the Palau de la Música Chamber Choir and the Capella de Santa Maria del Mar.

She has sung every style of music as a soloist. She has given recitals of Lied and song, accompanied by the pianist Marta Oncins and later with Coloma Bonnin. As regards contemporary music, she has sung works by Gabriel Brncic, Mercè Capdevila, Jordi Russinyol Claudio Zulián, Albert Carbonell, Ramon Ferrer and Steve Reich

She is the author and performer of the Lied and poetry show, Ho sents? with Coloma Bonnin and Rosa Cadafalch.

She was a member of the “Carles Santos” company, singing in the operas Ricardo i Elena (2000), L’Adéu de Lucrècia Borja (2001), Sama Samaruck Suck Suck (2002) and Lisístrata (2003).

She has been the conductor of the Sarabanda  women’s choir in La Garriga.

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