Beatriz Lafont
Solo singing


Born in Valencia, she studied Guitar and Singing at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Valencia. After getting in June 2002 the “Second Prize of Bachelor in Singing”, she continues her studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia. In 2006 she was awarded with the “Third Prize of Chamber Music”, “Public Prize” and also with the “Best Performer from Valencia Prize” at the V Certamen Internacional of Guitar Luys Milán Vila de l´Olleria. After winning a scholarship from Instituto Valenciano de la Música (Generalitat Valenciana) to expand her studies, she moves to The Netherlands, where she completes her “Master Degree in Early Music Singing” at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, specializing in the first Baroque Italian Music, with the particularity of the performace practice of that time, 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 has 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, Capella de Ministers, 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 XVI Festival de Música Antigua de Peñiscola, XII Festival de Música Antiga: Música, Història i Art (Valencia), Fringe Festival Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Festival Classique (Den Haag), V Festiwal Twórczosci Religijnej (Poland), Dag Oude Muziek (Bilzen), XXV Edizione Pievi & Castelli in Musica (Italia), Cyclus Koncertu Staré Hudby (Czech Republic) and Kasteelconcerten (Holland) among others. She has participated in radio programs and recorded early music repertoire with various ensembles.

She has been teaching lessons and master classes on classical singing and early music singing in The Netherlands and Spain in various music institutinos like the Conservatori Isaac Albéniz de Girona and participated as teacher since 2014 at the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice, Czech Republic.

About The Class

The “Renaissance and Early Baroque Solo Singing Class” is focused on the solo vocal repertoire from the Early Baroque Italian and Spanish music and on Renaissance solo vocal repertoire from England and Spain. During the lessons we will work on technique if necessary and principally on style, ornaments and text. Individual lessons will take 45 minutes.

Suggested Repertoire

The suggested repertoire for this class embraces works by composers such as Giulio Caccini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Claudio Monteverdi, Jacopo Peri, Sigismondo D´India, Francesca Caccini, Luis de Milán, Luis de Narvaez, José Marín, Juan Hidalgo, Sebastián Durón, John Dowland, Robert Johnson and others.

Level Of Skills Required

All levels

Maximum number of students

10

Teaching Languages

English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan

Active Participants – Solo singing

    1. Štěpán Pokorný
    2. Lenka de Paz
    3. Jana Řeháková
    4. Markéta Bébarová
    5. Jiří Bílek
    6. Barbora Vacková
    7. Michaela Králová
    8. Tereza Glosová
    9. Roman List
    10. Lenka Gaierová