Sara Áqueda began her music education in the Arturo Soria Conservatory in Madrid. In 2005 she received her bachelor of music degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza (CSMA) and started her career as stage musician with the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico (CNTC). To date she has participated in the productions of El viaje del parnaso by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Gil de las calzas verdes by Tirso de Molina, Las manos blancas no ofenden by Calderón de la Barca, El condenado por desconfiado, attributed to Tirso de Molina and El perro del Hortelano by Lope de Vega. Her role in these theatrical productions has been to revive the vast vocal and instrumental repertoire that played a key role in the theatre of the Siglo de Oro, the Spanish Golden Age (palace theatre and comedies). With this company she presented on various national  and international tours.


           Her experience with the company led her to investigate the role of music in theatre, especially the significance of the harp in 16th and 17th century Spanish drama. For her bachelor thesis, she focused her study on the cross-strung harp (arpa de dos ordenes) under professor Nuria Llopis, deciphering manuscripts and treatises written for this instrument. Her devotion for early music led her to deepen her knowledge of historical harp at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC) under professor Mara Galassi, with whom she has worked with Italian and English renaissance and baroque repertoire. She has also taken classes with other ESMUC professors, among others Pedro Memelsdorff, Manfredo Kraemer, Josep Borrás and Monica Pustilnik.


              Sara Águeda has performed at numerous early music festivals in hole world: France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, USA, Belgium, Poland, Colombia, México, Bolivia, Spain, Sweden, Latvia, India, Perú, Argentina, Uruguay... She has also collaborated with many early music groups, for example Música Ficta, La Capilla Jerónimo de Carrión, Capella Sanctae Crucis, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (OBS), La Grande Chapelle, Vandalia, La Ritirata, Alfonso X el Sabio, Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, Coral de cámara de Pamplona, Música Alchemica, Capella de Ministrers, Luz y Norte, Armonía Concertante, Le Poème Harmonique...


             Sara Áqueda has taken part in an educational project on Monteverdi’s L´Orfeo in the Teatro Real de Madrid. She has recorded with diferents record labels such Glossa, Brilliant Classic, Enchiriadis, Cantus Records, Vanitas, Lauda Música, CMY Barroque... and also for radio and televisions: RTVE (Spain), France Musique, RTP (Portugal), Stockholm radio, Catalunya Musica, Arte...


             She has just recorded his solo CD, UN VIAJE A NÁPOLES  (A voyage to Naples).

 

Sara Águeda