Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo: voice and psaltery

Spanish singer specialised in medieval repertoires, Paloma Gutiérrez del Arroyo is co-founder of various international ensembles around which she concentrates her activity as a performer: Puy de sons d’autrefois (2007 –), Oiet (2010 –) and Cantaderas (2015 –). She also performs or has performed with the Spanish ensemble Ars Combinatoria, the Italian ensembles: La Frottola and La Reverdie, and the French ensembles and projects: Dialogos, Azalaïs, Contrafacta, Le Jardin des Délices, La compagnie Orion and Rosace. Furthermore she diversifies her activity through her duo with the multi-instrumentalist Bill Cooley, singers Catherine Schroeder and Élodie Mourot and also with the actor Philippe Borrini and the story-teller Carole Visconti. Since 2011, she has been developing teaching activities, giving introductory or specialisation courses on manuscript interpretation for both adults and children, amateur and professional musicians in Spain, France and Italy.

She has trained mainly in France, but also in Switzerland, Italy and Spain, with some of the best performers and researchers in the field. She followed the Master Professionnel "Pratique de la Musique Médiévale" course (February 2009-June 2012) at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV), directed by Benjamin Bagby, Katarina Livljanic and Raphaël Picazos among others, and a Master 2 recherche in Musicology, also at the same institution. Simultaneously, she attended Dominique Vellard’s periodical interpretation courses as a visiting student at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (from 2010 to 2013), and, from 2011, studied medieval counterpoint in depth for five years with Raphaël Picazos at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental du Val Maubuée (Île de France) and vocal technique with Anne Delafosse in Paris. Before deciding to totally devote herself to the study and interpretation of the medieval repertoires, she had embraced a scientific career in Chemistry and obtained a PhD in Biophysics.


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