Verónica Plata - soprano
Born in Granada (Spain), she studied singing at the Royal Higher Conservatory "Victoria Eugenia" where she obtained the highest grades. At the same time, she studied Music History and Sciences at the University of Granada. She continued her training under Teresa Berganza, Ana Luisa Chova, and accompanist Rubén Fernández Aguirre. In addition, she specialized in early music under Carlos Mena, Gerd Türk, Lambert Climent, Lluis Vilamajó, and Eduardo López Banzo.
Verónica Plata has worked with several ensembles and orchestras, such as Al Ayre Español, Vozes del Ayre, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Ars Atlántica, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Música Ficta, Nova Lux Ensemble, Ensemble La Chimera, La Grande Chapelle, Capella Prolationum, and Ensemble la Danserye. With these groups she has made several records and performed in concerts and festivals all over Europe and Latin America: among others the International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada (Spain), Religious Music Festival of Cuenca (Spain), Early Music Festival of Sevilla (Spain), Early Music Festival of Úbeda and Baeza (Spain), Music and History Festival of the Abbaye de Fontfroide (France), Styriarte: Classical Music Festival (Austria), Köthener Bachfesttage (Germany), Bachfest Leipzig (Germany), Labeaume en Musiques Festival (France), Calenzana Festival (Corsica), Actus Humanus Festival of Gdansk (Poland), International Sacred Music Festival of Bogotá (Colombia), and the International Sacred Music Festival of Quito (Ecuador). She has also sang contemporary classical music with groups like Zahir Ensemble, Numen Ensemble, and Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo.
In 2011 she co-founded the opera company La Voz Humana along with stage director Rafa Simón and pianist and composer Héctor Eliel Márquez. With them she has sung the roles of the woman in Poulenc's La Voix Humaine and Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. She has also played Almirena and Daphne in Händel's Rinaldo and Apollo and Daphne, respectively. She also works as a soprano and actress with the Claroscuro company.
Thanks to her intense musical activity she has had the chance to work with prominent directors such as Eduardo López Banzo, Jordi Savall, Josep Pons, Christophe Rousset, Diego Fasolis, Harry Christophers, Salvador Mas, Pablo Heras-Casdado, Andrea Marcon, and Enrico Onofri.