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Mercedes Gancedo

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Mercedes Gancedo

Singer/Soprano

Mercedes Gancedo soprano

The argentinian soprano Mercedes Gancedo (1990) make superior singing studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
Had continued her academic attainments with teachers like Jaume Aragall, Eduard Giménez, Alicia Nafé, Teresa Berganza, Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballé, Raquel Pierotti, Cecilia Bartoli, among others.
She makes her debut in 2008 with Despina (Così fan tutte) at Teatro Roma, Buenos Aires. She also sung “The Fairy Queen” with Jeffrey Gall and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). In 2009 she receives the award as an international promising young singer from the Critics Asociation of Argentinian Republic.
In Spain, sings Mariana (Das Liebesverbot) in Castell Peralada Festival, Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo and Teatro Jovellanos de Gijón. She has been selected in AAOS Opera Studio for performing Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor). Her last musical performances includes Clarina (La Cambiale di Matrimonio) for Òpera de Cambra de Barcelona, Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at Festival Castell Peralada, Contessa di Ceprano (Rigoletto) AT Gran Teatro del Liceo, and her debut of the role Micaela (Carmen) at Palau de la Música Catalana.
She got a scholarship to the Fundación de Música de Cámara (Lieder and chamber music studies) for five consecutive years for work with Pff. Wilheim Opitz. She is currently on scholarship for private lessons of Proff. Jaume Aragall and finished her studies with a scholarship at EsMUC on the Lied and Spanish song Master “Victoria de los Ángeles”. She then sings at LIFE Victoria Festival for two consecutive years and so on.
She has won a number of international awards in several singing contests, among them, the 4º prize for the youngest singer at Competizione dell’Opera in 2008 (Dresden, Germany), Emmerich Smola (Saarbrücken/Landau), studies grant from Diputación de Barcelona at Francisco Viñas, 1º prize at CIM competition (Barcelona), the award “La Voz de más Porvenir” Singing Contest of Logroño City. 1º prize at chamber music competition “XXI Pòdiums de Música” (Barcelona), 1º prize at XIII “Luis Mariano” International singing contest, 3º prize at “Pla Balaguer”, 1º prize at "Josep Palet" singing competition, 1º prize AT "Primer Palau" contest at Palau de la Música Catalana (first singer in history winning the first prime). He was a finalist at several singings contests, such as Neue Stimmen, Montserrat Caballé, Klaudia Taev (Pärnu), among others.

Next engagements: Giannetta (L'Elisir d'amore) – Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona