Cor Infantil Sant Cugat & Voxalba Women's Choir, Spain
Born in Barcelona, Elisenda Carrasco began her musical studies at the Superior Conservatory of Musicin Barcelona, where she completed all superior levels in Composition and Instrumentation and Orchestra Conducting with J. Solé and S. Mas, respectively. She also gained a superior level qualification in Musical Education, specialising in Choral Singing.
She has been teaching and conducting for over twenty five years. She has particularly developed and deepened her knowledge and technique with choirs for children and equal voices, gaining a lot of respect in the field. The conducting and instruction of youth choirs is one of the areas where Elisenda has most developed her knowledge of teaching and vocal skills. For this reason, she has been regularly invited to give courses and workshops all over the world.
For seventeen years, she has also been the artistic and musical director of the Cor infantil de l’Orfeó Català of the Palau de la Música Catalana as well as the Escola Coral from the same institution, which brings together singers between the age of 6 and 25.
She has been the musical director for fifteen years, of the “Òpera a secundària”, a opera project which is organised together with Gran Teatre del Liceu and the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia. She also regularly collaborates with the Educational Service of Barcelona’s Auditori conducting and creating concerts for children and she's the artistic co-director of Cantània, a singing project where more than 50.000 children every year are involved.
She has been the musical director of the Cor infantil Sant Cugat since they began in 1991, and the female chamber choir Voxalba, where she has paid special attention to developing a 20-21th century repertoire.