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Cecília Aymí (Soprano)

Born: June 30, 1978 - Tortosa (Catalonia), Spanish

The SpanisH soprano, Cecília Aymí, was born into a musical family background. Early she felt the need to express herself through this discipline, so she entered the Professional Conservatory of Music in Tarragona. There she got the intermediate level in singing with the mezzo soprano Mercè Obiol and the pianist and repertorist Alan Branch. Later, she got the degree level in the Liceuís High Conservatory of Music in Barcelona with the highest grades, , under the tutelage of Enriqueta Tarrés. Then she was given a grant by the private foundation Duran Martí for further singing education in Munich, where she studied deeply the operistic repertoire with with the soprano.

Parallel to her studies, Cecília Aymí went on enriching her technique and style by taking up advanced courses taught by performers of international renown such as Victoria Cortez, Dalton Baldwin, Julia Juon, Tobias Truniger, Ana Luisa Chova and Angel Soler. This way, she was chosen two consecutive years by the Internationale Sommerakademie in the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) where she enjoyed the master-classes by Edith Mathis and Edith Wiens. There she was selected from all students to sing in two prestigious concert halls, namely the Schloss Mirabell and the Wiener Saal in Salzburg.

Cecília Aymí vocal characteristics conducive soon, during her studies at the conservatory, is usually selected to play major roles in opera, recitals, oratorios and symphonic concerts with a wide repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary, singing in numerous theaters and internationally renowned concert such as the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Barcelona Auditorium, the Teatre Fortuny in Reus, La Faràndula in Sabadell.

Regarding the opera style competitions, Cecília Aymí was awarded the 3rd Prize in Balaguerís International Singing Contest and she came semifinalist in Bariís International Singing Contest. In the category of chamber music, she was awarded first prizes in Arjau and Castellterçol contests for her performance in a duo with the pianist Pau Baiges. Besides her duo came finalist in the 18th contest Paper de Música in Capellades.

Cecília Aymí's vocal beauty and versatility together with her precise musicality and stage presence help her repertoire be wide, from baroque to contemporary and in the formats of opera, recital, symphonic concert and oratorio. She has also performed in numerous symphonic concerts conducted by Alan Branch, Manel Valdivieso, Daniel Mestre, Montserrat Ríos, J.M. Sauret, Josep Prats and Jordi Bonilla. It is worth mentioning Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Requiem by Gabriel Fauré; Magnificat by P. Martí; Missa Renaixentista by J. Cererols; Misa Tango by M. Palmeri; Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi; Die Krönungsmesse by W.A. Mozart; Exultate, jubilate by W.A. Mozart; Die Grosse Messe in c-Moll by W.A. Mozart; Cantata BWV 209 by J.S. Bach, Petite Messe solennelle, by G. Rossini.

Cecília Aymí has performed the main operatic roles in the following opus: Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck; The Countess in Die Verschworenen by F. Schubert; Kate in Kiss me, Kat, by C. Porter, Eleonora in Prima la música, poi le parole by A. Salieri; Elfa in A Midsummer Nightís Dream, by Felix Mendelssohn; Tisbe in líobra Piram i Tisbe, a passage from A Midummer Night's Dream by Benjamin Britten; songstress in Suite Buffa by Mestres Quadreny and Joan Brossa.

Cecília Aymí has performed recitals throughout Spain and sung in prestigious theatres and concert halls such as Teatre Fortuny in Reus, Oriol Martorellís Hall in the Auditorium of Barcelona, Palau de la Música of Barcelona, Winthertur Auditorium of Barcelona, La Farandula Theatre in Sabadell, Alternativa La Imperdible Hall in Seville.

Today, Cecilia Aymí continues spreading, to express through their singing, everywhere, the emotion. The beauty and versatility of her soprano voice careful with her musicianship and stage presence have made public the set as a singer able to express and spread, with passion, sense and sensibility, the most intimate emotion. She currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. She got married on September 5, 2015.

Source: Cecília Aymí Website & Facebook profile; Photos 02, 09, 11-15: Abraham Sebastià.
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2016)

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Cecília Aymí (Official Website) [Catalan/Spanish/English]
Estudi de Veu i Cant de Cecília Aymí, (Blog) [Catalan]
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