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Betzabé Juárez

Current Member
Betza loves animals and laughing in the company of good friends.

From Mexico City, she started her musical studies at her 7 years old at the Centro de Iniciación Musical (Musical Initiation Center) of the Faculty of Music at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). Since then, she has participated as a soloist and a choral member with musical ensembles of recognized prestige. Graduated with honours from the Bachelor of Singing by the Faculty of Music at UNAM where she studied under the chair of professor Rufino Montero.

Betzabe was member of the Coro de Niños y Jóvenes Cantores (Children and Youth Singers Chorus) of the UNAM and founder member of the Schola Cantorum of Mexico. She has been part of the vocal octet Juan D. Tercero conducted by maestro Jorge Medina; of the Coro de Cámara (Chamber Chorus) of the CENART (abbreviation for National Center of Arts); Concierto Latinoamericano (Latin-American Concert); Cappella Cervantina; Melos Gloriae Chorus, chorus which is dedicated to Gregorian and Viceregal polyphony singing conducted by Juan Manuel Lara Cárdenas. Within these ensembles she has participated in several tours in and out of her country, she has song premieres of Viceregal Mexican music and has recorded compact discs, in the same way as child and adult soloist with several orchestras and ensembles of the country.

Her repertoire includes a broaden styles range which is from Gregorian to contemporary music. She has been soloist in the Vivaldi’s “Gloria”; Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”; Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and “Requiem”; Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” and “Messiah”, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9”. With the L. A. T. I. R. ensemble she sang Luciano Berio’s “Folk Songs” for mezzosoprano under maestro Sergio Cardenas’s baton. She has participated with Ars Antiqua, group dedicated to perform Antique Music conducted by Eduardo Arámbula. In January 2012, she participated on the opera productions of Federico Ibarra’s “Leoncio y Lena” and “Pequeño Príncipe” under Jose Luis Castillo and Luis Miguel Lombana’s direction and in 2013 she participated on the opera production “Rigoletto” with the Symphony Orchestra of Puebla under professor Fernando Lozano’s baton.

Betzabe has represented Mexico in the prestigious World Youth Choir and the World Chamber Choir, with who has participated on summer workshops and tours in Europe where she has worked under Johan Duijck’s baton (Belgium), as well as with Ana Maria Raga (Venezuela), Nikolaj Znaider (Denmark), Fred Sjӧberg (Sweden), Maria Guinand (Venezuela), Dr. Steve Zegree (USA), Sidumo Jacobs (South Africa), Nobuaki Tanaka (Japan), Ragnar Rasmussen (Norway) and Josep Vila I. Casañas (Spain)’s baton. As part of this choir she was selected to participate in the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony on December 2012 under Grete Pedersen’s (Norway) baton.

She is member of La Capilla Virreinal de la Nueva España (The New Spain ‘s Viceregal Chapel) conducted by Aurelio Tello; of the female vocal sextet Túumben Paax (New music in Mayan) dedicated to contemporary music conducted by Jorge Cózatl; she is founding member of Time Ensemble with which she has participated in Europe, Asia and South America tours; and with Cappella Barroca de Mexico under Horacio Franco’s baton.