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Lidia Vinyes Curtis Biography

Winner of the Bachwoche 2013 at the Bachakademie Stuttgart.

Born in Barcelona, Lidia Vinyes-Curtis experienced a broad musical education with a complete study of the violin at the two Barcelona Conservatoires of music, followed by a degree in Ancient Music and Baroque Violin at the Conservatoire Nationale de Région de Toulouse (France). She completed these studies with the highest grades. She began her vocal training in Barcelona with her principal teacher Maestro Jorge Sirena, continued at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) and took master classes with Richard Levitt, David Mason and Rosa Domínguez.

Her professional singing career starts at the Festival d’Ambronay conducted by Gabriel Garrido. Since then her solo singing has continued with other renowned conductors such as Martin Gester, Kay Johannsen, Philippe Pierlot and Jordi Savall at a number of European Baroque Music Festivals.

In 2013, Lidia won the Bachakademie Stuttgart 2013 and immediately she was invited by Helmuth Rilling to sing the St. Matthew Passion on tour in Germany and South America, receiving very favourable reviews for her singing.

In 2014, she made her debut with the Spanish National Orchestra (ONE) invited by conductor Josep Pons to sing l’Atlantida by Manuel de Falla. The ONE demanded her again in 2015 to sing Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by Giovanni Antonini.

Among her recent performances, Lidia was in Moscow at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, at the Thomaskirche Leipzig and at the Hong Kong City Hall singing J.S.Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and the Mass in b-minor conducted by Helmuth Rilling. At the Philharmonie in Munich she sang Mozart’s Requiem conducted by K.F. Beringer. At the Festival Via Stellae she performed Goffredo in G.F. Händel’s “Rinaldo” conducted by the harp player Manuel Vilas.

In 2015 she is invited another time by the National Spanisch Orchestra for the Mozart Requiem conducted by Giovanni Antonini (May 2015). She sings and records the Bach Cantatas under the direction of Sigiswald Kuijken (sep. 2015) and debuts in Liceu Opera House singing the role of Ascanio in “Benvenuto Cellini” by H. Berlioz (oct. 2015) conducted by Josep Pons.

In 2016 she returns to Liceu with Otello of Rossini (Emilia). Later she sings with Sigiswald Kuijken the J.S.Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on tour in Tokio, Singapur and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She debuts with Jean-Claude Malgoire at the Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Tourcoing as Zulma in G.Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri”.

Among his plans for 2016/2017, Kazushi Ono invites her for Lobgesang of Mendelssohn with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, she will sing Siebel in Gounod’s Faust in Oviedo, Ifigenia en Tracia of José de Nebra at Teatro de la Zarzuela and will debut at the Teatro Real of Madrid in Handel’s Rodelinda under the direction of Ivor Bolton.

 

RECENT RECORDINGS  
  • War and Peace”   with Jordi Savall . AliaVox.
  • Tonos Humanos ” Volume VI with harp player Manuel Vilas. NAXOS.
  • Serenata l’Angelica ” by Sousa Carvalho with Pedro Castro.