With a profound sensibility for socio-political realities and wielding a distinctive artistic vision, Andrea Conangla (Portugal/Spain) is making her mark in the classical and contemporary fields, as both a singer and composer-improviser. Her creative work focuses on socio-political subjects such as social media, feminism and body politics: a multifaceted artist that thrives on the intersection between artistic intervention, activism, and both composed and improvised music.
Based in Germany since 2017, Andrea completed her Master's degree in Contemporary Music with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart with Angelika Luz, did a postgraduate degree in classical singing with Ulrike Sonntag, was part of the Schubertklasse taught by Thomas Seyboldt and also received composition impulses from Martin Schüttler. Andrea has a Master's degree in Music Education from Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, where she specialized in teaching voice through movement and improvisation, in addition to teaching classical singing. She has also participated in masterclasses with Sarah Maria Sun, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Thomas Seybolt, Margreet Honig, Susan Waters, Anna-Maria Hefele (overtone singing), et al. She was the winner of the 2013 Santa Cecília International Music Competition (Porto, Portugal).
Frequently requested as a soloist in opera, oratorio and contemporary musical theater, Andrea has sung with reference orchestras and ensembles in Europe such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, ilGustoBarocco, Sond'Arte Electric Ensemble and Aleph Guitarrenquartett. She sang Matthäus-Passion, H-Moll Messe and Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel, Regina Coeli by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms and Requiem by Frederick Delius, as well as the roles of Ninfa in L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, Tarquino in the opera Muzio Scevola by Filippo Amadei, Georg Friedrich Händel and Giovanni Bononcini, Soprano Coloratura in A Laugh to Cry by Miguel Azguime, Eulalia in O' KARAKINO by Uday Krishnakumar and Talus in the world prémier of Solar - Icarus Burning by Howard Moody. Andrea has also had the opportunity to learn and collaborate directly with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Jennifer Walshe and Bernhard Lang.
In the ensemble context Andrea has held engagements with SWR Vokalensemble, Kammerchor Stuttgart and Ensemble Cythera. Andrea is the founder of Kollektiv TRIGGER, a flexible ensemble of female voices dedicated to contemporary music.
In 2020 she was awarded the support of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and in 2021 the InSzene:Vokal-Förderung (Podium Gegenwart, Deutscher Musikrat) for promising young artists in the field of contemporary music. Andrea was a vocal improvisation lecturer at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen from 2020 to 2023. As a guest lecturer, Andrea has conducted workshops and seminars at Balleteatro, Porto, and at the Łódź University of Music, Poland.