Nuria Rial

François Balestiere

Nuria Rial's musical education began in Catalonia,where she studied piano and received the Honour Prize in singing. After that she continued her studies at the Music Academy in Basel with Prof. Kurt Widmer, being awarded with the advanced Diploma in singing.

During this time, she received prizes from the Helvetia Patria Jeunesse foundation and from the Pro Europa- European Foundation for Culture.

She has appeared as a soloist with a number of the leading ensembles and orchestras in Europe, including the Kammerorchester Basel, the Giardino Armonico, the Concerto Köln, the Seville Baroque Orchestra, the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, the Zürich Chamber Orchestra and the Musiciens du Louvre, and with conductors including René Jacobs, Giovanni Antonini, Paul Goodwin, Lawrence Cummings, Pierre Cao and Howard Griffiths, among others. As well as concerts in major festivals across Europe, performances have taken her as far afield as Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba and Israel.

Her work in the field of opera has lead to productions at some of the leading opera houses in Europe, including La Monnaie (Brussels), the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, the Theatre des Champes Elisees in Paris and recently the role of Pamina in Mozart's Magic Flute the theatre Carlo Felice in Genoa.

Her extensive discoraphy includes recordings with Harmonia Mundi France, Deutsch Harmonia Mundi-Sony-BMG, Virgin, OEHMS Classics, Mirare, Alpha, ORF Austrian Radio and Glossa Music.

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