Laia Frigolé - Soprano
Laia was born and grew up in Girona. She read Catalan Philology at the University of Girona, and went on to study music theory and piano at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barceona and CNR Perpignan. She began her vocal studies under Titon Frauca and, compelled by her interest in performing early music, she specialised in Cant Històric at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in 2009, where she was taught by Martha Almajano. She has been studying under mezzo-soprano Mireia Pintó since then. In 2007 and 2008, she was awarded a scholarship by the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation.
Laia has participated in masterclasses with singers who specialise in early music, such as Nancy Argenta, Lynn Dawson, Kurt Widmer, Gerd Türk, Marius van Altena, Kurt Widmer and Rosa Domínguez.
She has also taken part in several European internship programmes: l’Académie Concert d’Ambronay, the Géneration Baroque with Le Parlement de Musique, La Nuova Fabbrica dell'Opera Barocca and the Academy for Professional Training, Research and Musical Performance with Jordi Savall.
She is a member of the choir Vozes Al Ayre Español and has recorded two albums with Le Choeur de Chambre de Namur for Ambronay Éditions (2010 and 2012).
As a soloist, she has sung under the direction of Leonardo García Alarcón (Capella Mediterranea ) Chiara Banchini, Luca Pianca (Ensemble Claudiana), Lorenzo Coppola, Jean Tubery Martin Gester, Xavier Puig (Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès), Jordi Mora (Orquestra de Cambra de Vic) among others, and consequently, has performed all over Spain and in the most prestigious early music festivals in Europe. In 2009, she toured Spain as the soloist in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony with the Orquesta de Solistas Presjovem. Together with pianist Bensmail Lamia, she has performed in numerous concert halls including Girona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Lleida. She sang as a member of the resident group Méridien Ensemble at the Ambronay Festival in 2011, and at the Fabulous Fringe in Utrecht where they were awarded the audience choice award. She collaborates regularly as a soloist with several medieval music ensembles such as Canto Coronato, Vespres d’Arnadí, La Grande Chapelle and Ensemble Athenea.
In 2013, Laia performed as the soloist in Cantània ‘Ha Passat un àngel,’ by composer Mariona Vila, an Auditori de Barcelona educational project, at more than 30 venues around Spain. The same year, she also sang the St. John Passion by JS Bach with the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès and Purcell’s ‘Dido & Aeneas’ with the Ensemble Méridien, as well as collaborating on other projects. In addition to her live performances, Laia has made a number of recordings. She appears on the album Victoria de los Ángeles canta a Nin (2009). In 2012, she recorded the cantata ‘Suspende infelice’ on the album ‘Thomas Milas Godayol - Música religiosa’ with La Xantria (Musiepoca) and ‘Una anima alemanya’ with the Ensemble Méridien (Brilliant).
En l'apartat d'enregistraments, participà en el cd col•lectiu Victoria de los Ángeles canta a Nin (2009). El 2012 enregistrà la cantata "Suspende infelice" dins el disc de la Xantria “Tomàs Milas Godayol. Música religiosa” (Musiepoca) i el disc “Una ànima alemanya” amb Ensemble Méridien (Brilliant).