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Carmen Cruz Simó


Carmen Cruz Simó studied music at the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, specializing in choral conducting in Catalonia. She has been director of the University Choir of La Laguna, and founder of the University Polyphonic Choir of the University of La Laguna, which she directed from 1983 to the end of 1992. She has worked with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra as a collaborator, preparing the choirs of the symphonic-choral programs, with the Polifónico University choir of La Laguna, the Superior Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz and the Chamber Choir of Tenerife.

She is the director of the Student Choir and the Children’s Choir of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. She has been a teacher of courses in Cádiz, Lleida, Granada and Segorbe. She has acted as director of Atelier for the organizations International Federation for Choral Music, Deutsche Föderation Junger Chore, Festliche Tage Europäischer Jugend, Musical Youth of Germany and European Federation of Young Choirs. She has recently worked with the organization Internationales Chor Forum, Frankfurt.

In 1994 she founded the Chamber Choir of Tenerife, with which he obtained the First Prize at the XXX International Choral Festival of Miedzyzdroje, Poland, and at the XXXI International Chamber Music and Organ Festival in Kamien Pomorski, 1995. In July 1996 the choir is awarded at the XVII Béla Bartók International Competition in Debrecen with the prize for the interpretation of contemporary music. She is also Professor of Choir Management and Choral Ensemble of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Pedagogical experience:

She has trained students who currently work as directors in various choirs of the island, such as Alofons López Raymond, Juan Ramón Vinagre Delgado and Juan Ignacio Oliva Cruz. Director of various choirs of the Conservatory and founder of the Chamber Choir of Tenerife.

Since 2003, she holds the Chair of Polyphony of the University and International Spanish Music Courses “Música en Compostela”.

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