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XVIth International Singing Course Camerata Sant Cugat 2019

XVIth International Singing Course Camerata Sant Cugat 2019

Lyric-Classical and Pop-Musical Singing

Piece of reference

Levels and Organization
Teaching Staff
Programme of events
Singing Awards 2017



Fifteenth edition of the International Singing Course organised by Camerata Sant Cugat, with the collaboration of the Sant Cugat City Council, the Conservatory of Music Victòria dels Àngels,  Fundació Clarós,  Fundació Jaume Aragall, Amics de l'Òpera de Sabadell , Apròpera Association and FCEC .

Press release 2019 

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Dates:  July from 1fst to 6th

Venue: Conservatory of  Music Victòria dels Àngels (EMMVA)
Plaça del Centre Cultural 1 Sant Cugat, Barcelona (General Map) (Sant Cugat Map) Spain

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Tel. EMMVA: (+34) 93 589 05 51 
Tel. Course Coordination: (+34) 658434797 (Marta Uxan)

Official languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. Also spoken Italian and French
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Pieces of reference:

Juliette et Roméo (1866) from Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

and West Side Story (1957) from Leonard Berstein (1918-1990)

(concertantes, arias and recitativos)*

*note: these operas are not an obliged repertoire but only a reference for diverse course activities


Charles Gounod

Leonard Bernstein










Levels and Organization

The course is designed for singing students and professional voice users. The program is offered at two levels: training and advanced. The course is based on activities oriented for active students, in which listener students will be allowed to participate. Open lectures and two final concerts will be programmed.

For choir conductors and singers a special workshop will be held. The workshop will consist of a one-hour daily program based on group sessions of breathing, body expression, vocal technique and Dynamic Intonation Technique.

As a complement of the singing classes, individual Alexander Technique classes and group sessions of movement will be offered.

Designed for:

Professional singers
Singing students
Choral conductors
Choral singers
Professional music teachers
Professional oral communicators


Singing Master classes
Individual singing classes 
Individual and group work with pianist 
Workshops of breathing and body language  
Daily individual classes of Alexander Technique
Group sessions of movement (Alexander Technique)
Seminars of stage performance

Time table:

Mornings: 9:30  to 14:00 (open from 9:15)
Afternoons: 15:30  to 19:00/19:30 (open from 15:15)



Teaching Staff:

Course tutors (Master Class):
Carmen Bustamante (soprano), Francesca Roig (mezzo-soprano)

Vocal technique teachers: 
Rosa Maria Conesa (soprano) and Jordi Casanova (tenor)
Alexander Technique:
Nica Gimeno and Laura Martínez
Joan Anton Sánchez (scene director)
Lluís Avendaño, Josep Buforn, Jordi Romero and Manel Ruiz

Course director:
Jordi Casanova


Programme of events:


Invited lecturers: 
Dr. Guillem González, Dr. Carles Serra, Dr. Pedro Clarós, Cecília Gassull and journalist Marcel Gorgori

Lecture-atelier on "Improvement of singing through the posture" given by Dr.Guillem González and Dr. Carles Serra:
Tuesday 2nd of July, at 10:30 h

Lecture on "The origin of the human voice. Since when, how and why the man speaks and sings?" given by Dr. Pedro Clarós:
Wednesday 3th of July, at 11:00 h

Lecture-atelier on "The cuirasses of the voice" given by Marie Butty
Friday, 5th of July, at 10:00 h

Lecture on "Roméo et Juliette from Gounod and West Side Story from Bernstein, parallelisms" given by the journalist Marcel Gorgori:
Saturday 6th of July, at 18:00 h

Course students Concert:
Friday 5th of July, at 20:00 h, in the Aula Magna of the EMMVA

Closing Concert and Ceremony Award Camerata Sant Cugat 2019:
Saturday 6th of July at 20:30 h, in the Cloister of the Monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès





490 € active students (half registration fee 250€)
95 € listener students
(50% discount to listeners belonging to FCEC, CJC or Europa Cantat)

The half registration fee allows to atend half of the course (to select 4 mornings or/and evenings from Monday to Thursday, up to a maximum number of 3 evenings). As well as it allows to atend the whole course as listener and . Also to participate in the Friday concert and, exceptionally, in the final Saturday concert depending on the consideration and approval of the teachers team.  It is exclude to opt to the Camerata Sant Cugat Singing Award 2019.

Prepayment: 160 € active students (80€ for half course), 30 € listener students (please send receipt with application form). The rest must be sent once the place has been confirmed and before June the 30th.

Deadline registration

June 15th, 2019
Number of places for active students: 30 in total, advanced and training.

Place confirmation

Active students: Registration to the course will be carried out by order of reception of the application form and pre-payment receipt. Places will be confirmed as students are registered.  

In order to ensure the best profit of the course for the students, the organizers may decide to reassign a student to a different level, according to the auditions that will be held at the beginning of the course.

If an application form and prepayment is received within the deadline but there are no vacancies, the student will receive the money back or he will be able to enroll at the training level if there are still vacancies. Alternatively, in all cases, students can attend the course as listeners.

Listeners: They must fill-in and send the application form and the prepayment receipt. As the applications arrive, the registrations will be made and the students will receive a confirmation of the enrolment. The students who register as listeners can attend the master classes, individual classes, concerts and lectures and take part in the group classes. All the participants will obtain a certificate of attendance.

Application Form

Online registration: in Camerata Sant Cugat website and bank transfer
Or by mail: Please fill in and send to:

Associació Camerata Sant Cugat
Carrer Sant Josep, 65A, 08172, Sant Cugat del Vallès - Barcelona - Spain

Payment options:

By Bank transfer: ES56 2100 0940 8402 0022 9591
IBAN:   ES56 2100 0940 8402 0022 9591

For further information:

Marta Uxan:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Registration cancellation by the student

Any cancellation of registration received before 15th of June (inclusive) will cause the refund of amounts paid by the student with a deduction of 100 € for active students (50€ for half registration studens) and 20 € for listeners students for organization, management and administrative costs. Registration cancellations notified after June 15th not originate refund of amounts paid.

Refunds of amounts to be paid back will be done from 27th to 31st of July.

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The students who are selected to perform at the final concert will be eligible for the award (1000€). The winner will be selected, among the performing students, according to the veredict of a jury formed by Mirna Lacambra, Sílvia Gasset, Marcel Gorgori, Marc Sala and the team of teachers.



Curriculums of the teaching team:






Carmen Bustamante studied music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu, in Barcelona. At the end she obtained the Graduation Prize Santa Cecília unanimously.
As an opera singer she has developed her professional career for over thirty years in many different countries. She has cultivated her repertoire on the opera stage, in recitals and oratories.
Spanish composers such as R. Alis, A. Blanquer, B. Casablancas, R. Ferrer, M. García Morante, E. Halff, F. Mompou, X. Montsalvatge, F. Moreno Torroba, J. Nin Culmell, J. Sabates, M. Salvador, J. Soler, X. Turull, M. Valls, entrusted her the Premières of their works.

Carmen Bustamante's pedagogical aspects are linked to the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona, being Academic Director of the School of Singing, Artistic Director of the project "Opera at the University" as well as Professor. She has also been Visiting Professor at the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands. Carmen Bustamante has an interesting discography that includes early music, opera and recitals. She has been awarded "L'Orphée d'Or" given annually by “L’Académie Nationale du Disque Lyrique de France”, the “National Award Disc of the year 1988” given by the Ministry of Culture. In 1992 she was also awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi of the “Generalitat de Catalunya”.





Francesca Roig was born in Barcelona, where she studied music and singing, further improving with Gino Becchi, Paul Schillawsky and Peter Harrison.
In the season 1979-80 she made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with Rigoletto and La Traviata, and from then on she was regularly invited to take part in this theatre’s program, where she performed in Elektra, La Fiamma, Dame de Pique, Lohengrin, Manon Lescaut, and La Vierge de Jules Massenet was highly praised. At the Palau de la Música she also performed Mary Magdalene together with Montserrat Caballé under the Maestro José Collado’s direction. Back in the Liceu, she takes part at the premiere in Spain of the opera Sly Wolf Ferrari, along with Jose Carreras and conducted by Maestro David Giménez. She also performed at Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss under the baton of Peter Schneider.

She has participated in many opera seasons at different Spanish cities. In 1988 she made her debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) with the Rossini's opera Ermione, together with Montserrat Caballé and Chris Merritt. This performance was followed by other titles such as Adriana Lecouvreur, Suor Angelica, Dame de Pique, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Lucia de Lammermour, etc.

In 1992 Francesca Roig sang Die Walküre and Adriana Lecouvreur at Bilbao, this last one with Mirella Freni and Jaume Aragall From then on her performances follow one another in Oviedo, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Madrid or Auditorio de Galicia (Cavalleria Rusticana with Elena Obratsowa).

In 1996 she made her debut at the International Festival of Peralada with Verdi's Traviata, along with Ainhoa Arteta and Carlos Alvarez, stage direction by Maestro Iturri and musical direction by M. Marco Armiliato. She returned to this festival in 2001, singing Puccini's Gianni Schichi with Joan Pons, musical direction by Maestro Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez. Francesca Roig often combines opera recitals, concerts and oratorios, such as Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao), St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach (Palacio de Festivales, Santander), Die Letzte Worte by Joseph Haydn (Teatro Falla, Cádiz) or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem (Auditorio, Zaragoza and Huesca). She has also participated in the International Symposium J. S. Bach in the 250th anniversary of his death, where she sang a selection of baroque works at the Auditorium of Barcelona. In the summer of 1997, she made her debut at the Edinburgh International Festival with the zarzuela La Verbena de la Paloma by Tomas Breton.

She has been led by maestros as important as Alberto Zedda, Romano Gandolfi, Marco Armiliato, Miquel Ortega, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Theo Alcántara, Mark Ermler, etc. And stage directors of the stature of Núria Espert, Emilio Sagi, Lluís Pasqual, Jaques Defla, Michael Hampe, Hans Hollman, Mario Gas, Calixto Bieito, Andreas Homoki, etc. Since 1997, she has an important role as a voice teacher, vocal technique and breathing. She teaches Master Classes in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville etc.), Italy (Rome, Reggio Calabria) and France (Nantes). She has also taken part as a juror in several singing competitions, (Manuel Ausensi, Francesco Cilea, etc.) She is co-founder of the International Course Camerata Sant Cugat (Barcelona) since 2004.
Among her recent performances as a singer, in July 2009 she gave her support to the José Carreras Foundation for his fight against Leukaemia at the Auditorium of Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona), as well as to the Clarós Foundation at the Monastery of Pedralbes (Barcelona) in December 2009.






Rosa Maria Conesa was born in Barcelona, where she studied music and singing at the Conservatory of Music in this town, obtaining the Superior Singing Grade Honour Award. She also obtained the Mercedes Viñas (1982) and Maria Vilardell Award (1984) in the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition and the Musical Spanish Youth Permanent Competition for Young Interpreters (1983), Yamaha Competition (1984) and third prize in the National Competition Eugenio Marco (1986).

Among the many orchestras in which she has sung we can mention the RTVE Orchestra, the New American Chamber Orchestra, Gran Teatre del Liceu, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Euskadi Orchestra, Valles Orchestra and Ciudad de Palma Orchestra with the premiere of the opera El bon senyor Karnak by Karl Mansker, followed by the Barcelona OCB Orchestra and the Stichting Limburgs Symphonie Orkest, those two last formations in concert tours in Germany and Holland. She has been led by highly respected Maestros as Antoni Ros Marbà, Salvador Mas, Salvador Brotons, Miguel Ortega, Franz Paul Decker, Roberto Abbado, Uwe Mund, Romano Gandolfi, Edmon Colomer, David Robertson and Peter Schneider among others. She has performed at numerous festivals in Spain such as Merida, Peralada, Tenerife or Deia; and abroad in Il Luglio Musicale Trapanese (Sicily) or Les Soirées Borely (Marseille) as well as major national and international theatres. In the opera cycle “Opera de Catalunya”, she has played the roles of "Gilda" in Rigoletto and "Micaela" in Carmen. Among many performances at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, we can mention her participation in the Te Deum by M.A. Charpentier, L. Jenufa by Janacek, Die Walküre by Wagner, Tchaikovsky’s Dame de Pique, and in the season 1992-93 Bizet's Carmen directed by Núria Espert and Verdi’s Traviata in the season 2001-02. She has also made several recordings.

Rosa Maria Conesa currently teaches at the school Artmusic Canto in Barcelona, linked to the Conservatorio del Liceu. Since 2005 she teaches vocal technique in the International Singing Course Camerata Sant Cugat.



Jordi Casanova

Born in Reus, he began violin and solfeo studies with Maria Massià i Carbonell. Later, he will be singing at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona, ​​under the tutelage of Myriam Francheri and Manuel Garcia Morante. He obtains the upper title of Cant at the Superior Conservatory of the Liceu. Expands their training with soprano Carme Bustamante. He has also worked with Cindee Sunner and Kurt Widmer. Graduated in Musicology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​he has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences Blanquerna, from the Ramon Llull University, in Barcelona (1987-2000). 

He has taught singing at the Liceu Conservatory and is a teacher at the Amics de la Unió School of Music in Granollers, where he runs the Opera House, developing an important pedagogical task. In the field of lyric, he has performed, among others, the operas Il Giovedí Grasso, Rita, Don Pasquale, La Fille du Régiment, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Il Mondo della Luna , El Giravolt de Mayo and La Bela Hélène. In the field of the Oratory he has sung works by Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Carpentier and a large number of Catalan authors from the Baroque and Classical period. He also sings frequently in lied concerts, with special care by the Catalan authors, as well as for the classic lied cycles; both accompanied by piano and guitar. He has sung in the main theaters and concert halls of Catalonia and Spain (Liceu, Real, ABAO, Maestranza, Tenerife ...) and has also done it in Germany, France, Italy and Israel.



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