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Maya Villanueva (2023, Ediluz)

To be noted first: the soloist Maya Villanueva, with a moving timbre of voice, astonishing power and a very convincing sense of nuance too. The soprano emerges as the star of the evening!”  ResMusica, 2019

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Agenda

UPCOMING EVENTS

FALL 2023

22

SEP

8:00 pm

Gérard Pesson

Les Métaboles

Paris Autumn Festival

Saint-Eustache Church

03

NOV

CD Release

Falla the Parisian

With David Saudubray, piano

Klarthe Records

08

NOV

8:30 am

Guest of the day by Gabrielle Oliveira Guyon on the show “Musique Matin”

France Musique

23

NOV

8:00 pm

Obliques cycle III - Trees

Solo soprano

Regards Ensemble & Cie Vahram Zaryan

Sonomundo Festival

Bibliothèque Musicale

Lagrange-Fleuret, Paris

25

NOV

9:00 pm

Vers toi qui est si loin 

Soprano solo

Ravel, Saariaho, Hudry, Trollet...

Regards Ensemble

Sonomundo Festival

Bibliothèque Musicale

Lagrange-Fleuret, Paris

03

DEC

4:00 pm

Italian splendors

Carissimi, Gabrieli, Allegri

Ensemble La Ninna

With Yoann Moulin, harpsichord

Neuilly Festival

08

DEC

8:30 pm

Record release concert

Falla le Parisien

With David Saudubray, piano

Salle Colonne, Paris

12

DEC

8:00 pm

Singing Ravel

Les Métaboles

Works by Ravel

Privas Theater,

Ardeche

Bio
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BIOGRAPHY

Light lyrical soprano, Maya Villanueva puts her voice at the service of many aesthetics, from the Baroque and Mozartian repertoire to the 20th century, including French melody and the Hispano-American repertoire. She also defends the music of today's composers on stage and on record.

In April 2022, she will sing the role of Zélime in La Caravane du Caire by André Modeste Grétry at the Grand Théâtre de Tours. In May 2018, she created the title role of the opera by Benoît Menut Fando et Lis at the Opéra de Saint-Étienne (dir. Daniel Kawka). She also collaborates with Michaël Levinas during the creation of her last opera The Little Prince (doubling of the title role). She is the creator of works by Gabriel Sivak ( Tres Instantes Oníricos for voice, cello and piano), Magic Malik (Odes and Lahera around the tabla), Benoît Menut (Quantas, Grand Prix SACEM 2016), Suzanne Giraud (Le Chant du Marais, musical tale by, and with Pascal Quignard).

In October 2019, she is the soloist of Les Enfants du Marais by Suzanne Giraud, a World Premiere with the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Maîtrise de Radio France, in partnership with France Culture. She also sings the roles of Barbarina (Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, Opéra en Plein Air), Florentine (Caccini / Cavalieri, La Pellegrina, Opéra de Dijon), Drusilla (Monteverdi, L'Incoronazione di Poppea), Amour (Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice), Suzanne (Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro), Elisa (Mozart, Il Re Pastore).

She gives numerous recitals: Lima (Peru), Trondheim (Norway), La Scala Paris, Festival Royaumont, Paris Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Festival de Saintes, Mercredis Musicaux de l'Opéra de Lille, Festival de Chaillol, Festival International of Beauvais...

Her discography includes the complete melodies for voice and piano of Alberto Ginastera (2016, Klarthe Records / **** Classica, 4 keys Opéra Magazine, ***** Pizzicato), the Songs of Prévert & Kosma (2015, Anima) as well as the melodies of Claude Debussy in a double CD with the Quintette Syntonia (2018, Klarthe Records/ **** Classica) and the music of the Argentinian composer Gabriel Sivak (La Patience, 2019, Klarthe Records). She is also the vocal soloist of the CD of music by Benoît Menut entitled Les Îles (June 2020, Harmonia Mundi). Her new album Falla le Parisien with pianist David Saudubray, was released in November 23.

Born in Paris and of Peruvian origin, Maya comes from a family of artists. She began to play music by learning the violin and the piano, then at the age of ten, she joined the Maîtrise de Radio France. She acquired a solid musical education there and sang with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, James Conlon, Charles Dutoit… She then studied at the Conservatoire de Région in Paris (CRR) while following a course in Literature, Language and Spanish/ Latin American Civilizations. at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) , before being admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSMDP) in Paris. She also studied with Sophie Hervé and Jean-Philippe Lafont, completed her training by learning baroque with Nicolau de Figueiredo, Leonardo García Alarcón, Andreas Scholl and melody and lied with Patrick Cohen, Maciej Pikulski, François Le Roux, Jeff Cohen and Christian Ivaldi.

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