Always passionate about vocal repertoire, pianist Blanca Graciá Rodríguez stands out for her understanding of drama in opera and art song. She recently graduated with high honors as a Master in Collaborative Piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, under the guidance of Jeanne-Minette Cilliers and Andrew Wise. She previously graduated from the Valencia Conservatoire, studying with Professor Bartomeu Jaume Bauzà, and pursued further studies in Germany with Professors Tobias Koch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule (Düsseldorf) and Fabian Müller at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
Together with her musical partners, she has participated in festivals such as the Hidalgo Street Art Festival 2022 in Munich and the Antwerpen Lied Festival. She has also been a finalist in competitions such as the II Certamen Internacional de Lied y Canción in Spain in 2018, and Galantes Talanti in Latvia in 2022. She was awarded the Third Prize at the International Music Competition in France in 2022 in the field of chamber music.
Driven by her interest in the vocal repertoire, she has participated in Masterclasses with renowned artists such as Malcom Martineaux, Maciej Pikulski, Hans Eisjackers, and Simon Lepper, among others.
Recent highlights include KCA's production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Périchole, under the baton of Stijn Saveniers, and her collaboration as an intern répétiteur and choir pianist at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen for Le Nozze di Figaro with maestro Marie Jacquot. She has recently worked with stage directors such as Louisa Mouller, Mareike Zimermann, and Julia Mintzer, and conductors such as Jan Schweiger, serving as répétiteur in Don Giovanni and American opera scenes, among others.
The young Spanish pianist is consolidating an international career, being present on stages in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK, thanks to being part of the National Opera Studio as a Young Artist during the current 2023/24 season.
Updated July 2023. This biography should not be reproduced without asking permission from the National Opera Studio.