— Early Music Concert Series —
For those interested in playing castanets and in Spanish music.
Thursday 2 December 2021 from 17:00 to 20:00 — MusAcad, Kociánka 25b, 612 00 Brno-Sadová, Czech Republic. — Bus stop Myslivecký stadion.
The workshop takes place in cooperation with Plaisirs de Musique assoc.
The lecturer will introduce basic and advanced playing techniques, depending on the participants’ levels. Castanets will be available on-site, but participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments. The lessons will be in English.
Participation only after registration by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (indicating your experience) and confirmation back from the organisers. Price by agreement depending on the number of participants.
Born in Valencia, Beatriz Lafont studied Guitar and Singing at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Valencia and at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia. During her studies, she was awarded the “Audience Prize” and the “Best Performer from Valencia Prize” at the V Certamen de Guitarra “Luys Milán” (L’Olleria).
After winning a scholarship from the Instituto Valenciano de la Música she moved to the Netherlands to study a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Early Music Singing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, specializing in the early Baroque Italian Music performace practice of singing and accompanying herself on the theorbo. In The Hague she studied singing with Rita Dams, Michael Chance, Jill Feldman and Peter Kooĳ, and theorbo with Mike Fentross and Joachim Held. She also attended masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Robert Expert, Marta Almajano, Cristina Miatello, Evelyn Tubb, Lambert Climent, Stephen van Dyck, Johannette Zomer, Fred Jacobs and Margreet Honig.
Beatriz Lafont has performed around Europe with various ensembles such as La Romanina, Harmonia del Parnàs, La Esfera Armoniosa, Musica Poetica, La Academia de los Nocturnos, Le Jardin Secret, Collegium Musicum Den Haag and Música Temprana, and participated in different festivals such as Festival de Música Antigua de Peñiscola, Festival de Música Antiga: Música, Història i Art (Valencia), Fringe Festival Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Festival Classique (The Hague), Festiwal Twórczosci Religijnej (Żory), Dag Oude Muziek (Bilzen), Edizione Pievi & Castelli in Musica (Italy), Hudební lahůdky (Brno) and Kasteelconcerten (Holland). She has participated in radio programs and recorded early music repertoire with various ensembles.
She has been teaching singing (both classical and historical) privately and at institutions such as the Conservatori de Música Isaac Albéniz (Girona). Since 2014 she teaches at the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice, Czech Republic.