Anna Giovanna Pardo Canedo
"... Ik herinner mij de allereerste keer toen ik haar hoorde was ik echt verbaasd door de enorme zuiverheid van de stem. Het is zo natuurlijk, je hebt nooit het gevoel dat ze daar inspanningen moet voor doen... "
Bolivian soprano Anna Pardo Canedo enchants and captivates audiences' hearts with her voice, her charisma and spontaneity, her attitude and musicality.
She has played opera roles such as Olympia, Despina, Monica, Poppea, Euridice, Adina, Adèle, Christel von der Post, Thérèse, etc. She has created several works by composers such as Willy and Henk Soenen, Sandra Lammens, Evert Bogaert, Bert De Rycke and Andrew Wise, some of them composed especially for her. Occasionally, she goes out of her comfort zone with equal enthusiasm and interprets modern and contemporary works, such as A. Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with which she toured Europe and Mexico with the Warped Time Ensemble.
She has worked with and conducted by Dirk Brossé, Michel Tilkin, Ralf Gothóni, James Halliday, Yannis Pouspourikas, Andrew Wise, Filip Rathé, Marc De Smet, Guy Penson, Eric Lederhandler, Henk Soenen among others.
Anna began her musical training as a pianist at the age of 9 at the Eduardo Laredo Institute in Cochabamba (Bolivia). She graduated in classical singing with distinction as Master of Music at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (Belgium). Later at the renowned Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid (Spain), where she specialised with Tom Krause. She then worked with vocal coaches such as Lena Lootens, Dimitri Kavrakos, Stefano de Peppo and Adina Nitescu, also as artiste in residence of "Atelier d'Excellence".
Anna Pardo Canedo won several awards including: Semi-finalist of the "Queen Elisabeth Competition" (2014), "Vinceró International Singing Competition" (2021) and "Monserrat Caballé International Singing Competition" (2021). Finalist of the "Alcalá de Henares International Singing Competition (2022) and finalist of the "Rita Gorr International Opera Competition (2022).
Since 2015, Anna has collaborated with pianist, composer and conductor Andrew Wise with whom she co-founded Ensemble D'Atlántico. Anna is also the soprano of vocal ensemble MAVIS.