Maria Andrea Parias

Colombian native soprano Maria Andrea Parias has collaborated with various music ensembles of the european scene (Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris, Akâdemia, Providencia, Capella Sacra, Elyma, Teatro d’Arcadia, Les Riches Heures, Ensemble Baroque de Monaco, among others) and performed within numerous festivals and venues including the Musée de Cluny Paris, Opéra de Lille, Festival de Davos, Festival Karthäuse Ittingen, Laus Polyphoniae, Dartington Hall, Notre-Dame de Paris, Canto Aperto, Festival de Chartres or Festival Callas.

Her special interest in historical performance has brought her into several musical projects involving research and singing: with ensemble Providencia, she co-directed a large study on medieval repertoire and sources from northen french monasteries with the support of the french ministry of culture, and recorded Crossing the Channel (Tacet). This cd was awarded with the Supersonic prize of Pizzicato magazine in Luxembourg, received the 10 Klassik Heute label and a nomination for best early music recording from the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). She recently recorded a program devoted to spanish and latin-american renaissance music, Un niño nos es naçido,  with ensemble Phoenix Munich (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, release fall 2018).

Maria Andrea studied singing and specialized in early music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Sorbonne University. She received training from leading music figures such as Rosa Dominguez, Katarina Ljvljanic, Ben Bagby, Dominique Vellard, Edoardo Torbianelli, Melanie Jackson, Anthony Rooley and Emma Kirkby.

Joel Frederiksen