Carlos Aransay ARCM studied singing at the Escuela Superior de Canto as well as piano and composition at the Real Conservatorio Superior, both in Madrid, and composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music in London. In Vienna he pursued conducting studies with Jacques Delacôte, a pupil of Hans Swarovsky. He is Coach of Spanish and Latin American repertoire at the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House and the Founder and Director of the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival in London.
He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, Pilsen Radio Orchestra (Czech Republic), the National Orchestras of Cuba and Peru, SODRE (National Broadcast) Orchestra of Uruguay, Trujillo Symphony Orchestra (Peru) and the Falcon Symphony Orchestra (Venezuela). His involvement in opera has landed him jobs with the Earls Court arena production of Carmen (in Zurich, Munich and Berlin, with José Carreras leading one of five different casts), Costa Rica Chamber Opera (national premiere of Suor Angelica), Midsummer Opera, Blackheath Opera, Floral Opera, etc. As an operatic chorus master Carlos has worked with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus (assistant to John McCarthy), Classical Productions Chorus (assistant to Terry Edwards and Simon Joly), Chelsea Opera Group, Midsummer Opera, etc. In 2009 he founded the London Lyric Chorus, which featured in a commercial recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra. In Lima he is music director of the new Dompablo Operetta and Zarzuela Company.
As a teacher, Carlos has worked in Latin America since 1999, with regular visits to Mexico, Peru and Cuba. In London, he is one of the teachers of the Lacock International Choral Courses (with courses in the UK, Spain and Mexico), Floral Opera Workshops and has also taught Vocal Repertoire and Technique at the City Literary Institute and Spanish and Latin American vocal repertoire at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, besides working as a private voice teacher. Since 2003, he is Music Director and a member of the jury of the Trujillo International Singing Competition (Peru).
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