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Clara Mouriz

Clara Mouriz

Spanish born, Clara Mouriz is rapidly establishing herself as one of the most exciting mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She has been awarded an Independent Opera / Wigmore Hall Fellowship and recently invited to join the BBC New Generation Artist programme.

Clara was awarded the End of Studies Extraordinary Prize from the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid then furthered her studies at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), London, with an Outstanding Diploma. She also received the Richard Lewis Award, the Friends of the RAM Wigmore Award and the Audience Prize in the Handel Competition. Clara was recently elected Associate of the RAM.

A committed recital singer, Clara made her début in Wigmore Hall under the auspices of the Kirckman Concert Society in 2007, and has since returned every season. She appears regularly in Europe and the UK, in festivals including Brighton Festival, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, the recital series of the Westminster School and Oxford Lieder Festival.

Latest highlights include her Edinburgh Festival début with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis; Tokyo Opera-city under Daniel Harding; début in Paris’ Musée D’Orsay with Dame Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson, critically acclaimed début as Rossini’s Cenerentola at Malmö Opera; appearances at Opera St. Moritz; the Classical Opera Company; and Padova’s Auditorium Pollini under Alexander Shelley. Clara has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, Radio France, Television Espanola and Radio Nacional. Her first solo recital disc of Spanish songs was released on the award-winning record label Sonimage.