Rafael Quirant


  • Winner of the 2021 Juventudes Musicales de España Singing Competition


Born in Valencia, the sopranist Rafael Quirant is the great-grandson of the famous soprano Carmen Tur Melchor.

He won the Juventudes Musicales de España Singing Competition in 2021 and has worked with artists such as Olga Pitarch, Juan de la Rubia, Francesca Sales, Silvia Vázquez, Pedro Quiralte, and many others. His participation in Handel's opera Amadigi di Gaula, which he performed at L'Auditori in Barcelona and the National Auditorium of Madrid alongside countertenor Xavier Sabata, soprano Núria Rial, and directed by Dani Espasa leading Vespres d'Arnadí, is particularly noteworthy.

Quirant is a member of the Baroque group Il dolce incontro, which tirelessly works to establish itself among the most prominent Baroque groups in Spain. He is also a regular collaborator with orchestras in the provinces of Castellón and Valencia, including the Primitiva de Llíria, the University of Valencia Orchestra, the Conservatory of Music "Joaquín Rodrigo" Orchestra in Valencia, the "Belles arts" Orchestra, the Center for Instruction in Art and Culture Orchestra, and the Schola Cantorum Musical Athenaeum Orchestra.

Rafael Quirant began his musical training as a student of Nereida López at the CIAC (Vall de Uxó) and subsequently studied with Ricardo Castelló. In addition to his extensive Baroque repertoire, he also has a repertoire of Bel Canto, Spanish song, and oratorio. He recently stood out for his foray into Mozart's opera, performing the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro to resounding success. After completing his studies in fashion design at the Higher School of Design in Valencia (EASD) with the highest honors, he enrolled in the "Francesc Penyarroja" Professional Conservatory of Music in Vall de Uxó to acquire prior knowledge before successfully passing the entrance exams to the "Joaquín Rodrigo" Conservatory in Valencia. He currently receives lessons from the renowned soprano Ofelia Sala.

He has had the opportunity to receive advice and masterclasses from great artists such as Aurelio Viribay, Carles Budó, Carlos Chausson, Robert Expert, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Miquel Ortega, Xavier Sabata, Isabel Rey, Celsa Tamayo, and Mariella Devia, who awarded him a scholarship in one of her recent courses.

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