sonido_13_palona_berganzaPaloma Berganza, born in Madrid, she studied guitar, music theory and harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. She studied vocal performance and accompaniment with guitarist and composer Jorge Cardoso, classical singing with Angeles Chamorro and Concha Doñaque, vocal jazz classes with singer Connie Philp and speech therapy studies in voice and acting with Miguel Cuevas.

Although classically trained and born into a family with lyrical tradition (she is mezzo soprano Teresa Berganza’s niece), she soon opted for her own unique style with a repertoire of chanson, bossa nova, jazz … In 1996 she won the second prize in the prestigious competition Vive Reprise organized by the Centre Française d’Expression in the Théâtre de Vanves in Paris. It was the first time a not French-speaking interpreter took home the award.

Noteworthy is her participation in III Madrid Autumn Festival in the cast of “La zapatera prodigiosa” by Garcia Lorca at the Teatro Albéniz, in the IX Festival Cantat Europe in Strasbourg, with the “Cantata United Nations” by C. Halffter, in the Basque Song Festival of Renteria, with guitarist Eduardo Baranzano, XVII International Meeting Film Music (chanson) at the Teatro de la Maestranza, the U.N. headquarters with the Prince of Asturias Foundation… Paloma Berganza has one of the most interesting female voices of Spanish music and is currently the best performer, without doubt, of French song in our country, and one of its best exponents internationally. Her first album “Avec le temps” received a nomination for Best Album of the Year (2003) by the Academy of Spanish Music.

Her recent performances include recitals in the Spanish Theater of Madrid at the Teatro Calderón of Valladolid, in the Fundación “la Caixa” in Palma de Mallorca, at the International University Menéndez Pelayo of Santander, in the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada; at the Liceo of Barcelona, at Barcelona Espai Theatre, at the seminar “Cultura en Curso” University of Salamanca in 2008, Song and Voice Workshop at the School of Music at the University of Salamanca in 2009.

Recently, she has acted in the best jazz clubs in Madrid, including Studio 54, Café Central in 2009 and Clamores in 2010.

She currently combines her teaching work (tuition and collective singing and voice workshops for groups) with that of an interpreter on various national and international stages.

 

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Paloma Berganza Repertoire

 

AVEC LE TEMPS (Essay – 2003)

01 3-Sonido_13_Paloma-BerganzaSous le ciel de Paris (giraud – Dréjac)
02 Avec le temps (Ferré)
03 Le parapluie (Brassens)
04 L’hymne à l’amour (Piaf – monnot)
05 Ne me quitte pas (Brel)
06 Les eaux de mars (Moustaki – Jobim)
07 Milord (Moustaki – Monnot)
08 Ma solitude (Moustaki)
09 Padam, padam (Glanzberg – Contet)
10 La vie en rose (Piaf – Louiguy)
11 Nous sommes deux (Moustaki – Théodorakis)
12 La chanson de vieux amants (Brel)
13 La valse a mille temps (Brel)

Finalist at the Music Awards 2003 (Academy of Arts and Sciences of Music)

 

BOULEVARD LATINO (Essay – 2004)

01 J’oublie (Piazzolla – Tarenzi)
02 Que reste – t – il de nos amours (Trénet)
03 Les feuilles mortes (Kosma – Prévert)
04 Vuelvo al Sur (Piazzolla – Solanas)
05 Se equivocó la paloma (Guastavino – Alberti)
06 Moliendo café (Manzo)
07 Volver (Gardel – Lepera)
08 O che o che ( Luis Gonzaga)
09 Bahia (Barroso)
10 Disparada (Barros de Theophilo – Vandre – Pedrosa de araujo)

Finalist at the Music Awards 2005 (Academy of Arts and Sciences of Music)