Magdalena Barrera

Magdalena Barrera

Magdalena Barrera

Professor of harp

She made her first musical training at the Conservatory "Manuel de Falla" of Buenos Aires with Maria Esther Moro. She perfected her studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam with Edward Witsenburg and studied orchestral repertoire with Vera Badings.

Since 1987 she is solo harp at Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona and National of Catalonia.

She has given recitals in Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, France and The Netherlands. She has performed as soloist with the following orchestras: Chamber of Barcelona Teatre Lliure, OBC, National Orchestra of Spain, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Ciudad de Granada, National Arts Center Orchestra of Ottawa and Lisbon Gubelkian.

She has been regularly invited as a professor of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia.

She has given master classes in Zaragoza, Sevilla and Terrasa. She has done the first world recording to Claves label, with OBC, the Concerto Capriccio for harp and orchestra by Xavier Montsalvatge. She has recorded for the label Comuna Música the Four Variations for harp solo and La Fantasia for harp and guitar both are from the same composer. For Harmonia Mundi she has recorded the concert to harp and orchestra of Alberto Ginastera, together with Orchestra Ciudad de Granada.