Enric Martínez-Castignani Biography
Enric has studied singing and orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Heidelberg-Mannheim and with great masters like Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin, Gerd Türk, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Paul Schilhawsky, Carlos Chausson, Wolfram Rieger, Klaus Arp, Riccardo Frizza and Eric Ericson.
Considered by the Spanish Magazine Ópera Actual «an artist with great interpretative skills», many international theatres have requested his presence since his debut in «La Bohéme» at the Budapest Royal Opera. He has sung in some of the best international opera houses. His work within the Janacek’s Cycle at Opera National du Rhin-Strasbourg and Teatro Fenice-Venice with Robert Carsen, his engagement working with David McVicar in “Agrippina” or with Laurent Pelly in “Viva la Mamma” at Opéra de Lyon and Grand Thèâtre de Genéve, notice that the most important stage directors of the moment want to work with him. In addition Teatro Real, Ópera de Oviedo, ABAO-Bilbao or Gran Teatre del Liceu are normally in his schedule.
His performances of Lescaut (“Manon Lescaut”), Marcello (“La Boheme”), Malatesta (“Don Pasquale”), Bartolo (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”), Taddeo (“L’Italiana in Algeri”), Dulcamara (“Elisir d’Amore”) or Dr. Kolenaty (“Vec Makropulos”), have been praised by audiences and critics for his vocal and performing qualities as well as his excellent acting.
His concert activity is very intense too, performing in great festivals, Orchestras and Concert Halls like Graz Styriarte, Auditorio Nacional – Madrid, Auditorio de Galicia, Peralada International Festival, International Festival of Granada. Even he has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philarmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, and RTVE Orchestra among others.
Considered one of the best Spanish lieder singers, has given many recitals accompanied among others by Dalton Baldwin or Ulrich Eisenlohr in concert halls like Suntory Hall-Tokyo, Palau de la Música Catalana de Barcelona, l’Auditori de Barcelona or Palais de Beaux-Arts. «Winterreise Op.89», «Schwanengesang D. 957 «(F. Schubert), or «Dichterliebe Op.48» (R. Schumann) are some of his regular concert programs.
He was nominated for the Grammy Awards and he got the “Best Artist of the year award” in 2013. Actually he is developing too another sides of his career as Founder and Artistic Director of the “Lied Festival Victoria de los Ángeles” (LIFE Victoria Barcelona) between 2011 and 2016, and Professor in the “Cultural Management High Degree” at the Universidad Carlos III – Madrid. More info: