Laura de la Fuente
Laura de la Fuente was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1991. She began her musical education in Santa Monica’s Music School with Marta Vella, her piano teacher, and Alejandro Prieto and María Angels Sacorra, her singing teachers, in Barcelona.
At the age of 10 she joined the Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Islas Baleares to study piano with Diana de Miguel and Oscar Caravaca, where she was graduated at a young age. At the age of sixteen, she started her lyric singing studies with Juana Llabrés and Bartolomé Català.
In 2012 and 2013, she studied at the Conservatorio Di Musica E.F. Dall'Abaco Verona. Thereafter she moved to Rome to continue her singing studies with the soprano Ornella Pratesi.
Laura de la Fuente has worked in productions as a soloist in Hansel und Gretel and in the sacred opera L'Arca di Noè. She gave a zarzuela recital with the Orquestra Simfònica De Les Illes Balears at the Auditori d'Alcúdia. And she worked in productions such as Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Orquestra Simfònica De Les Illes Balears at the Teatro Principal De Palma under the baton of the Spanish conductor Francesc Bonnín, and as a soloist in Pedro Miguel Marqués' zarzuela El Anillo de Hierro with the conductor Luis Remartínez. She also collaborated as a soloist with the Capella Oratoriana.
She won two awards, first and second classified in two consecutive years, at the International Contest of Palmanola for piano with Roberto Bravo as the president of the jury.
She sung numerous concerts around Spain, accompanied by the pianists Joan Roig, Diego Hervalejo, and Albert Colomar. In June 2014, in L'Aquila (Italy), she participated in a masterclass with the soprano Antonella Cesari and the conductor Roberto Bongiovanni and sang in the final concert with The Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL).
In the summer of 2015 she participated in an acting masterclass with the pianist Marta Vella in Lisbon.
In the summers of 2014 and 2015 she performed on the occasion of an event called Opera in Armonia in Anzio (Italy). In October 2014, she debuted in Rome as Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Accademia degli Invaghiti, conducted by Maura Ippoliti; working along with the baritone Mauro Utzeri and with the bass Federico Benetti. Also at the Accademia degli Invaghiti, she sang in the concert "Elvira" about the life of G. Puccini and in the concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Mario del Monaco with the sopranos Ornella Pratesi and Haydee Dabusti, accompanied by the pianist Rolando Nicolosi.
In May 2015, she sang again the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Salvini - Pitigliano (Tuscany) for the Pitigliano in Musica Festival Internazionale. In 2016 she appeared for the same festival as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
In April 2015, she took part at the final of the international contest 'Rolando Nicolosi', winning the second prize. In 2016 she again took part at the competition and received the first prize.
Afterwards she moved to Genoa (Italy), where she studied with R. Giuliano and the mezzo-soprano Gloria Scalchi.
Between 2016 and 2018 she appeared as a soloist in different concerts organized by the Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini di Genova. Remarkable as well the contemporary music concert in November 2017 with the premiere of the work 'La terra purificata' by Matteo Traverso, and in March 2018 the 'Concerto per la donna' at the auditorium of Genoa.
She is currently studying with the soprano Ornella Pratesi. And she took part in masterclasses of the baritone Joan Pons.
In 2021, she has won the second prize at the MAP International Music Competition (MAP-IMC) in Los Angeles, and the third prize of the "Art Jove Awards" (Balearic Islands). She debuted at the Auditorium "Sa Màniga" with a lyric recital, accompanied by the pianist Llorenç Prats. As a duo of chamber music they won the third prize at the King's Peak International Music Competition and a special mention at the the London Classical Music Competition. In addition, in 2021 they won a contemporary music research grant with their contemporary music quartet with a record company called “Cas Music” and the Teatro Principal De Palma.
In 2022 she performed in various concerts. The most important was in May 2022, when she appeared in Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater" with the conductor Vittorio Lumbroso. Also in May, she sang at the premiere of the work "Vesprals" by Llorenç Prats.
In the next season she will perform in different concerts. In particular she will be heard in Vivaldi's "Gloria".