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. 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 oratorio, opera and contemporary musical theater, Andrea has sung 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 Tarquino in the opera Muzio Scevola by Filippo Amadei, Georg Friedrich Händel and Giovanni Bononcini accompanied by ilGustoBarocco, Soprano Coloratura in A Laugh to Cry by Miguel Azguime accompanied by the Sond'Arte Electric Ensemble and Eulalia in O' KARAKINO by Uday Krishnakumar accompanied by the Aleph Guitarrenquartett at the Kontraklang Festival in Berlin. In 2022 she made her debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in Claudio Monteverdi's opera L’Orfeo.
In the ensemble context Andrea has held engagements with SWR Vokalensemble, Kammerchor Stuttgart and Ensemble Cythera. Andrea is founder of Kollektiv TRIGGER, an 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. Since 2020, Andrea has been a lecturer for Vocal Improvisation at the State University for Music Trossingen.