Bárbara Cerón Olvera harpist & Conductor
Born in Mexico City, Bárbara Céron is one of the most versatile harpist nowadays. Gradated from Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Netherlands, she followed her baroque harp studies with Christina Pluhar and classic harp studies with Ernestine Stoop. Bárbara kept always close to learn some traditional generes concurrently throughout her studies and career.
She is founding member and director of TentEnelAyre Ensamble and the duet Castalida. At this days she is collaborating with ensamble Música Ficta, specialized group in renaissance and early baroque hispanic music.
She has performed with artists such as Christina Pluhar, Paulina van Laarhoven, Gabriel Garrido, Michael Chance and Steve Reich.
Her repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary, in addition to be well-versed in a number of Latin American traditions.
Bárbara prides herself on constantly pushing musical limits, for example, with contemporary compositions written for Baroque harp, and in collaborating continuously with artists from other disciplines: theater, film, opera, dance, and multimedia performance.
During her staying in Europe (2002-2012) She was member of ensemble Musica Temprana, Ensamble Lucidarium, playing renaissance and medieval music. and still making some programs together.
She use to work with conductor Gabriel Garrido in different projects like Ensamble Elyma, Chemins du Baroque, Paraguay Barroco and Capilla de las Américas, as a player and as a teacher.
She has been invited for giving masterclass at Conservatory of Genève, Switzerland, National Conservatory of Lima, Peru, University of Queretaro and she is giving workshops constantly for festivals or cultural organizations. She is regular teacher at the Early Music Academy at UNAM in Mexico City.
- Avecillas Sonoras, ensamble Música Temprana. Una selección de música de archivos de catedrales latinoamericanas del s. XVIII (2008),
- Iyai Jesucristo, un cd con música de las misiones jesuíticas durante el s. XVIII en Bolivia (2009).
- Hombres de Maíz, ensamble Lucidarium. Una colección de danzas italianas y mexicanas (2011).
- Música y Danza en la Epoca Virreinal, ensamble Concierto Barroco (2012).
- Un Sarao en Chalco, grupo Segrel. Piezas del Codex. J.J M. García, 1772 (2013).
- Al Atravesar la Mar, first solo album. Quindecim Records, Mexico. (2016)
She has participated in many festivals such as Festival Archipel, Festival van Flanderen, Brussels, Early Music Festival in Stockholm, Darmstadt Music Festival, Early Music Festival, Prague, Festival Cervantino in Mexico, the Encuentro Latinoamericano de Arpa in Mexico City and in Caracas, Aqua Musica Festival in Amsterdam, the Chicano Art Festival in Chicago, The World Music Days in Puebla, Mexico, Festival del Centro Histórico in Mexico City, Ambronnay Festival in France, Early Music Festival of Utrecht, Festival Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca Americana in Chiquitos Bolivia, Festival de Música in La Paz, La Fête de la Musique in Geneva, Festival de Música Sacra y Virreinal, Colombia, Les Chemins du Baroque, in France, Festival Los Fundadores, Mexico, among others.