Johanna Simon Parajón

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His oratorio repertoire also includes an extensive range of concert music in different languages, and is especially noted for their expressiveness and control of the scene.

Born in Havana, Johana Simon concluded studies with highest honors at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba, where he earned a Bachelor of Music with a major in Canto.Later, between the period 2007-2008 an MA in Performing Arts at the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid, in the center will defend his doctoral thesis in Musicology.

He has received master classes from renowned figures such as Teresa Berganza and Italian soprano Mirella Freni and courses with teachers Mariátegui Suso The Hartmut Krones Austrian, German Professor Anders Peters, Elisabeth Glauser and Professor Elisabeth Stänblein-Beinlich. He played the role of "Donna Anna" in Don Giovanni at the V Workshop for opera singers stage performance, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco prestigious master. In his training in Cuba, was a student of the Masters Ricardo Linares, Manuel Pena and Raul Iglesias. Currently in Madrid, working under the supervision of Cuban teacher Mayda Galano. And in Hamburg with Ingrid Kremling.

He gave recitals in Freiburg (Germany), under the direction of Professor Elisabeth Stänblein-Beinlich. In the cathedral of that city played the solo part of the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez.

I act as a guest on the first Early Music Festival Havana sponsored by the Office of the Historian of that city, and made several concerts during the Tercentenary of Bach's death.

He won the First Prize Contest Singing "Musicalia" in Havana. He has performed at festivals Footprint of Spain, founded and directed by Alicia Alonso. Cuba has made in the release of various contemporary vocal works, including highlights of Cuban composers Roberto Valera and Guido Lopez Gavilan, Belgian composer and Bernoit Mernier Verklarter contemporary song Herbst (Autumn transfigured) by the Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats.

She was invited to participate in the Fourth Concerto Tribute to Alfredo Kraus Auditorium held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In Madrid, has been presented twice in Manuel de Falla Hall of the General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE), the first, in 2006, in a concert of Spanish-Cuban Music 2006 and the second in February 2009, Turina with Turina Concert on the 60th anniversary of the death of Joaquin Turina and with a repertoire of works by the composer and his grandson José Luis Turina.

In the 2008.2010 and 2011 won resounding successes in the Teatro de Madrid and at the Municipal Theater of Guarda in Portugal, when he played the title roles in La Traviata and Rigoletto accompanied by the State Orchestra Music Palace of Kiev and the Orchestra

Mediterranean Philharmonic, invited by the Company Studio Lirico in Spain. Participated in the Young Talents concert on Engelsaal Hamburg, Germany.

Was also presented at the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the Conservatory of Music in Madrid.

Regularly offers recitals and concerts in Cuba, Madrid, Freiburg and Hamburg in Germany, and acts as guest soloist of the National Opera and Opernloft Cuba-Musik Junges Theater Hamburg.

In Spain, has been a finalist in the International Singing Competition XII Acisclus Fernandez Carriedo, and in the II Contest of Habanera solo in Torrevieja and in Salzburg, Austria won the third prize at the First International Singing Competition, Oper im Berg.




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