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December 18 - 21, 2023

NEW VOICE STUDIO MASTERCLASS FOR SINGERS

Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Applications are now open for this special five-day comprehensive Masterclass, in collaboration with The Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, the DIDONE Project, the Complutense University of Madrid and the European Research Council. 

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Lisa Paglin and Marianna Brilla

Raquel Andueza 

VOCAL BALANCE: FREEDOM, SPONTANEITY AND BEAUTY IN SINGING

Vocal Balance and its application to Repertoire 

LA VOZ EN EL BARROCO

All aspects of Baroque style for singers

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Michele Pirani 

THE ARTIST ON STAGE

The art of acting while singing

About the Masterclass

The Masterclass offers a practical and organic approach to Vocal Balance Brilla-Paglin℠. It focuses on guiding singers to their own natural balance and vocal freedom. The objective of Vocal Balance is to allow singers to discover the true nature of their voices and to be themselves, to gain freedom and naturalness of face and body, and to achieve spontaneity of expression and true, simple communication in the interpretation of repertoire of all styles and eras.


The collaboration between Marianna Brilla, Lisa Paglin, Raquel Andueza and Michele Pirani is a rare opportunity to see and experience the principles of Vocal Balance applied to a variety of repertoire and in different settings.

 

The Masterclass is open to professional singers and to advanced and post graduate singing students from universities, music colleges, conservatories and schools.

 

Singers are free to choose whatever repertoire they wish to study, which may include, but is not limited to, pieces from the Baroque period.

 

Thanks to the DIDONE Project, each singer will also have the very unique opportunity to study and perform a piece of music (chosen on the basis of each singer’s vocal characteristics) that may not have been heard by anyone for the last 200 years!

Open to the public:
Guide to Listening : historical films and recordings of singing + Q&A.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM

(please read section below first)

  • How to apply to the Masterclass......
    To apply please fill out the Google form (link above). In this form we will ask you to write something about yourself and your singing. The deadline for the application is November 12th. - supply a link to a stream-able audio/video of you in a live performance of an aria or a song. - Please do NOT send audio-video samples via email. - There is no age limit for applicants A selection will be made on this basis.
  • Where will the masterclass take place?

    The “New Voice Studio Masterclass for Singers” will be held in the Aula Magna of the Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 18 - 21 December 2023
  • How much does the masterclass cost?
    The fee for the New Voice Studio “Masterclass for Singers” is 660 Euro per student. The fee for spectators/auditors is 130 euros for the entire event
  • How many hours of classes are scheduled per day?

    Approximately 45 hours of instruction are planned for the whole event
  • Can anyone other than successful applicants attend?
    Spectators/auditors may also apply to attend the Masterclass at a rate of 130 euros for the entire event. Other than that only applicants who have been accepted may attend

What you need to know...

Este curso se enmarca en las actividades del proyecto I+D+i liderado por el Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales: DIDONE. The Sources of Absolute Music: Mapping Emotions in Eighteenth-Century Italian Opera, financiado con una ERC Advanced Grant nº 788986 del European Research Council y desarrollado en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y el Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales.

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