Nan Maro Babakhanian

Posted By NanMaro on Mar 22, 2014 |

The Mezzo, who has worked with Opera Companies and Orchestras around the world, is know for her dynamic performances on stage and her vast and varied repertoire including Opera and Oratorio (Amneris, Verdi Requiem, Dido, Carmen, etc.). Her recent performances include Falla’s “El amor brujo” with the orchestra de Segovia and several recitals including the world premiere of works written for her voice and a group she founded, Play Four by women composers of Spain at the Festival of Spanish Music of Cadiz. She had the honor of studying the art of recitals with the great Mezzo, Christa Ludwig, fruit of those studies were her recent performances of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra of Segovia. Now living in Madrid, she is the Director of Project Cancíon Española and is also the founder of the International Festival, “Interpretation of Spanish Song” held in Granada until this year and now held in Madrid at the “Escuela Superior de Canto” and called “Interpretation of Spanish Vocal Music”. Nan Maro has been on the faculty of the Mannes School and Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. She has performed in the United States, Brasil Puerto Rico and Europe in recitals of Art Song in Spanish with guitar and with piano, as well as with the Alaria Trio in Carnegie Recital Hall. She has performed in recitals and Festivals with great Spanish Artists, Miguel Zanetti, Jorge Robaina, Julio Alexis Muñoz y José María Gallardo del Rey, Juan Antonio Alvarez Pajaro and in Carnegie Hall with Asier Polo and Marta Zabaleta. She recently formed the quartet, Play Four and performed in the Madrid Festival Clasicos en Verano . Play Four premiered several works of Spanish Women Composers commissioned by the Festival of Iberian Music of Cadiz on the CD, “Esparzas, Susurros y Sueños” She has recorded several Cds including one with Arte Nova/BMG of works by Cuban composer, Tulio Peramo that she premiered in Carnegie Hall with Johannes Tonio Kreusch with whom she frequently performs in Germany, including Munich’s Gasteig Hall. She is regularly invited to sing concerts and teach master classes of Art Song in Spanish in places like the “Festival de Música Iberamericano de Puerto Rico” UCLA and Mannes. She was recently appointed director of the Voice program of the Manuel de Falla courses that are part of the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada where she taught art song in Spanish along with Teresa Berganza. Her upcoming performances include concerts in Madrid, Los Angeles, Granada and Washington DC. She holds a Masters of Music in Performance Practice, Spanish Song and is currently writing her Doctoral Thesis on the Interpretation of Spanish Song.

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