Ignacio Jarquin

Solo Artist / Mentor / Music Director / Collaborative Arts / Opera

“… a very trustworthy collaborator with a profound knowledge of the human voice...”

Christoph Winkler, Choreographer, Berlin

an international award-winning artist

Born in Mexico City, he has worked as a conductor, singer, actor, and vocal coach and solo performance artist across Europe, Asia and North Africa. He studied classical music at Vienna University and earned an Orchestra Conductor diploma, with Distinction, from the Vienna Conservatory in 1991. After his professional début as a répétiteur and conductor at the Stadttheater in St Pölten, he moved to Paris where he founded and directed his own Orchestra and Opera Company, later working for the French TV Channel TF1. He has been developing his singing training since 2008 teaching throughout Europe and the UK. In Berlin he has created a series of Workshops in archetypal voice improvisation called Body-Voice-Emotion and collaborates with choreographers such as Christoph Winkler and Eszter Salamon as Music Director and vocal coach.

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Frida's Ashes
R&D on the human voice and AI technologies

Based on the lives and art of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the show explores the real-time interaction of the human voice (a vocal ensemble, solo baritone) with the AI creative technologies like the Wekinator (created by Dr Rebecca Fiebrink). Original idea and solo performance by Ignacio Jarquin, Mexico, direction by Jonathan Grieve (MAS Productions, London)