Loreto Aramendi

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She started her studies at the Conservatoire of San Sebastian where she obtained higher degrees in piano, harpsichord, organ and chamber music.

She studied organ at the National Regional Conservatoire of Bayonne with Bernadette Carrau and Esteban Landart, receiving the Gold Medal and the First Prize upon completing the Advanced Degree course.

Entering into the National Higher Conservatoire of Lyon (C.N.S.M.D), she worked with Jean Boyer, Louis Robilliard, J. Von Oortmersen and Liesbeth Schlumberger, obtaining her National Diploma of Advanced Studies with specialisation in the organ.

She was awarded scholarships from the local government of Guipuzkoa for two years, as well as from the Lartundo Foundation.

She then furthered her studies over a period of five years at the National Regional Superior Conservatoire in Paris with Noelle Spieth, receiving the First Prize upon finalizing her Advanced Degree in the harpsichord and her General Music Studies Diploma. At the same time, she worked with J. Rouvier, on piano specialization.

She studied the piano for three years in Barcelona with Edith Fischer and Jorge Pepi.

She has completed advanced courses with professors such as Radulescu, Oortmersen, Jansen, Moroney, Requejo, Roberto Szidon, Tony Millán, Claudio Brizzi and Sakharov, amongst others.

She has given numerous recitals at festivals like the Quincena Musical, the Organ Festival of Saint Jean de Luz, Barroco Aire, The Organs of Catalonia, Arte Organica, the Organ Cycle of Santiago de Compostela, the Cycle of Matinees of Miramon, the Teruel Organ Series … here in Spain as well as in Italy, Belgium and France.

She has colaborated with the Basque Symphony Orchestra for many years, with whom she has recorded two discs.

She is a member of Sotto-Voce (http://www.sotto-voce.eu/).

She gives concerts as a soloist and as part of different groups as an organist, pianist, and harpsichord player, embracing all periods and styles into her repertoire.

At the same time, she has a degree in Psychology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV).

She is currently a professor at the F. Escudero Conservatoire in San Sebastian.

Contact: organistassantamaria@gmail.com