Biography

Ana Arnaz. SopranoAna Arnaz studied Opera at the Conservatorio del Liceo de Barcelona and graduated with honors. At the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland she specialized in Early Music, studying with Dominique Vellard and Richard Levitt.

It was Dominique Vellard who kindled Ana’s interest in the music of oral tradition. Together they have been researching the Spanish repertoire.

Ana is drawn to this type of music because of its richness and the wide range of possible interpretations.The first songbooks and recordings determined her field of studies. In these she finds authentic gems, connecting with forms and melodies that belong to the early music repertoires.

The ensemble Vox suavis, in which she performs together with Dominique Vellard and Baptiste Romain, is dedicated to this music.

She has completed several projects with the ensemble Gilles Binchois. One of these was a recording of the Stabat Mater, a piece composed by Dominique Vellard, dedicated to the work of the painter Miguel Mainar.

Her recordings include Il primo libro de Francesca Caccini, supported by the Swiss National Radio, and the La voz del olvido, recorded with Vox suavis for the label Aparte. In this CD the 7 Cantigas de Amigo are framed by pieces from Spanish oral tradition of Spain.

Ana Arnaz performs regularly in European festivals in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland with ensembles such as La Cecchina, Vox Suavis and Gilles Binchois. Ana has performed with Ex Luce and other Groups in the USA. She has given concerts of renaissance and baroque Spanish Music at festivals such as the Houston Early Music Festival and the St. Gaudens Festival.