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Margarida Lladó, mezzosoprano

Born in Buenos Aires (Argentinian Republic), she studied singing in Barcelona with Mª Dolors Aldea and piano with Albert Balcells and Àngel Soler. She has also participate in several courses, both on technique and on performance with Paul Schilawsky, Dalton Baldwin, Wolfram Rieger, Kurt Widmer, Cindee Sanner, Nancy Argenta, Enriqueta Tarrés, Iain Burnside and Alan Branch.          


She studied in London, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a postgraduate one-year course, receiving instruction from Rudolf Piernay, Emma Kirkby, Philip Pickett and David Roblou, among others.


Margarida Lladó has done recitals and concerts in Germany, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy and all over Spain, with a wide variety of repertoires, from early music to contemporary music.


As a soloist, both in opera and oratorio, she has sung with many different conductors, such as Josep Pons (Falla’s L’Atlàntida in Granada International Music Festival, with direcció escènica of La Fura dels Baus); Robert King (Mozart’s Requiem in Barcelona Auditori); Víctor Pablo Pérez (Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in A Coruña and Vigo); Philip Picket (Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in London); Manuel Valdivieso (Mozart’s Requiem, Prokofieff ‘s The Ugly Duckling, etc.); Josep Vila (J.S.Bach’s b minor Mass and St. John’s Passion; R. Vaughn Williams, g minor Mass; etc.); Jordi Colomer (Haendel’s Messiah; J. S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion, St. Matthew Passion and b minor Mass; etc.); Lluís Vila (C. Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio; D. Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Chrsti F. Andreví’s Stabat Mater, etc.) and Guerassim Voronkov (Cimarosa Il Matrimonio Secreto in Barcelona), etc.


She has recorded a CD with Ferran Sor’s vocal works with gutarist Xavier Coll for the label La Mà de Guido.


She sings regularly with many prestigious chamber instrumental ensembles and early music ensembles, such as Al Ayre Español, conducted by Eduardo López Banzo, with whom she toured different Spanish International Music Festivals with Literes’ baroque Spanish “zarzuela” Jupiter y Semele,; Capella Virelai, conducted by Jordi Reguant, with which has recorded two CD on Renaissance Spanish Music; In Canto, with which also has recorded a CD with all vocal duos from de Renaissance Cancionero de Calabria and La Sprezzatura, from London. She also sings with Favola in Musica, early music ensemble which, apart from the many concerts they have made in several Early Music Festivals, is the resident group, responsible of the teaching of the Trobadories d’en Guillem de Berguedà, Summer early music course that takes place every year in Berga (Barcelona)


She alternates her performance activities with the pedagogy as a singing teacher at the Professional Music College in Manresa (Barcelona) and imparting several courses and masterclasses in Segovia, Madrid, Girona, Badalona, etc.


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