Marina Heredia, flamenco singer
Born in Granada, Marina Heredia has been singing since childhood. At thirteen years old she had her first recording experience with Malgré la nuit, a flamenco album for children. She could then be heard singing in Granada tablaos accompanying dancers and guitarists, until she replaced Carmen Linares in a María Pagés show at the Granada Festival.
Marina Heredia collaborates with renowned flamenco artists such as Arcángel and Eva Yerbabuena, as well as on other artistic projects, such as the opera De amore by Mauricio Sotelo, which premiered in the prestigious Carl Orff auditorium in Munich and Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela. Since then, her ascending career has taken her to some of the most important music halls worldwide such as Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Teatro Albéniz and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Gran Teatro in Córdoba, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Carnegie Hall in New York, Palais de la Musique in Strasbourg, or Crystal Palace in Porto.
Marina Heredia is one of the most internationally requested artists to perform El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla. She has worked, among others, with the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, both under Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who was also on the podium on her appearance with St. Luke’s Orchestra in the Carnegie Hall of New York, where she got long standing ovation; the Orchestre National de Lille with Josep Vicent; Orquesta Ciudad de Granada under Domingo Hindoyan, the same orchestra at the Musika-Música Festival in Bilbao under Antoni Ros Marbà, who also conducted her with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, etc. Marina premiered the new staging of El Amor Brujo by La Fura dels Baus at the closing concert of the 64th Granada Festival, under Manuel Hernández-Silva.
She has performed in the most prestigious festivals of Spain, including Festival Grec in Barcelona, Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, Festival del Cante de las Minas, Festival de Otoño in Madrid, as well as Jerez, Ronda and Granada Festivals, among others, but also in international stages such as De Singel in Antwerp or Festival Flamenco Nîmes. She has traveled from Beijing to Uruguay, Paris, Portugal, Munich, London, Morocco, New York, and Washington.
In 2004 she was awarded the prize Andalucía Joven a las Artes (Andalusia Youth for the Arts) for her contribution to the spreading of Andalusian flamenco throughout the world. With two published works (Me duele, me duele in 2001 and La voz del agua in 2007), she released Marina in 2010, a flamenco album with new classic songs, which received in 2011 the award of Best Album of Cante Flamenco. In September 2012 she premiered A mi Tempo at the Teatro de la Maestranza during the XVII Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.
Marina Heredia has obtained great success and critical acclaim with many of her shows, such as Contra las cuerdas or Tempo de Luz with Carmen Linares and Arcángel, which was toured in Europe and the United States.