"Hello everyone, and welcome ! I am Eugenia Crispin. I love music. I have been completely devoted to music, body mind and spirit, since childhood. I not only love sharing my passion via performance, but also treasure connections with my students while teaching vocal training. For details of my background, you can read my whole story below. "
l am Eugenia Crispin. I was born in Barcelona December 21st 1995, and i grew up ln the Sant Gervasi neighborhood. My usual wake-up call was a song that my parents selected. The selection ranging between genres such as represented by Juan Luis Guerra to Pavarotti; and also included Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan. Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Frankin and Mariah Carey. At home we listened to everything and we danced. I started showing interest in the piano when i was seven years old. My parents enrolled me in piano and solfeggio courses at “l'Escola de Música Joan Llongueres.” A short time after my parents bought me an electric piano. Which today, i yet consider my great treasure. I perfectly recall the intense respect, love and wonder i felt in my relationship with this instrument. At my first investigation, i played a key and suddenly appeared the sound “Prelude Number 1 in C Major” of Bach.
I was fortunate to enter my professional musical training through the Dalcroze method with Eugènia Arus, Brigitte Witschi and Françoise Beaujon. Among other professors, i studied the elementary and first professional classical piano year with Clara, Karen and Ludovica Mosca. Parallel to the piano and solfeggio specialties, i studied and practised in the choir directed by Assumpció Figueras.
At each stage i enriched my professional development and i began to feel very eager to discover my skills as a soloist. Memories flooded my consciousness: soloist experiences at age twelve, when i became part of the “New Modern Music Band” and numerous soloist performances such as in the gospel choir at my school, “Infant Jesús”. Perhaps the memories of these experiences served as the great inflection point that alerted me to explore whether i wanted to dedicate myself only to piano. In any case, as i found myself attracted to exploring modern music and singing. In further pre-professional evolution, i continued piano studies with my first private modern voice training and singing studies with Manoli Pujante and the “Pop Rock Band” where in i began an advanced level on stage soloist performances. The stage felt like home – a measure of ease encouraged by adrenaline bliss. i wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to my small school “ESPlR School of Music”, directed by Andrés Martínez and Eugènia Arús (that no longer exlsts) in Sarrià. These years gave me a different perspect about music.
In the last two years of High School i decided to leave the band and focus only on the piano and the voice. I studied privately training in jazz and traditional black music withJuana Rodriquez, who devoted herself to training in a genre of music possibly described ‘passionate expression’. She trusted my voice from the beginning and encouraged me to study and evolve in my piano training wlth Carlos Uguet; without a doubt, one the best pedagogues with whom i ever studied. Here, i entered the world of jazz standards and bossanova. My clear decision to dedicate myself professionally to music evolved as did my skills throughout these two years. I just committed myself to music.
Completing Bacalaurate studies in 2013, I enrolled in the "TalIer de Musics" to study harmonies, combo, musical language, voice and piano; i absorbed jazz, bossanova, blues, and latin music. i discovered many tunes and rhythms that captivated as well as advanced my passions. Continuing to study with professors who offered me the tools to express myself through voice, seeking to reach levels similarly expressed by my preferred performers including yet not limited to Xevi Garcia, Riqui Sabatés, Cristina Canet, Vicens Martin, Jordi Riera and RauI Reverter. Thoughout these two years I continued to advance my studies with Carlos. It was at this point that i enthusiastically accepted the proposal of the pianist Rafa Rodriguez to join the “Cover in Black” project. We initiated the project by creating arrangements of souI, jazz and bossanova classics with voice and piano. As creative projects often take on a life of their own, this developed into a performing quartet.
Finally, at the end of these two years i was already prepared to take the entrance exam to “Escola Superior d’Estudis Musicals Taller de Músics (ESEM)” into which i was accepted, June 2015, and I began the best years of my life to date. Throughout these years i have had consistent and high quality voice, piano, combo, vocal improvisation, composition, harmony, computer music arranging, auditory perception, transposing, latin percussion and choral. I am honoured to acknowledge as well as thank some of the extraordinarily talented musicians and professors with whom i have been privileged to study. These are including but not limited to Xevi García, Clara Luna, Núria Cols, Santi Galan, Jaume Gispert, Alejandro Di Costanzo, Néstor Giménez, Vicenç Solsona, Jordi Bonenll, Marc Ayza, Luis Alfonso Guerra, Miquel Àngel Cordero, Martín Leiton and Joan Monné; as well as masterclasses reatreats from the current musical scene such as Rogiers, Becca Stevens, Bob Stoloff and Jacob Collier.
I developed, and at the start of 2016, enthusiastically offered my first musical training. In collaboration with colleagues of the superior conservatory "Eugenia Crispin Quartet”, where we interpreted jazz standrds by passing them through a neo-soul filter. We performin several halls, radio programmes and renowned venues such as the “TR3SC Festival” at the “Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm”, the “Jazz Cava” in Terrassa and the “8TV programa de ràdio”.
To date, i also participate in smaller ensembles such as the voice and guitar duo with the guitarist Joel Rios, “Eugenia Crispin & Joel Ríos Duet”. When you play and sing a duet it is important that there is a lot of connection. Every detail is important and we both shine, and with Joel i think we got it. This training has made me evolve, develop in the scenarios and make decisions as a musician.In my summers and Christmas in Galicia, i perform wlth the Galleian guitarist Dani Font and the French guitarist Wilfried Wilde. We improvise and we have managed to create a beautiful atmosphere in several renowned venues in Vigo and Morrazo, such as “El Rincón de los Artistas” or “La Casa de Arriba.”
Since 2017 I've performed as singer and keyboardist for "Quin Viatge”, a production company project that collaborates with "Taller de Músics" to bring music to children with performing shows at “Teatro Goya” and “Teatro Romea” in Barcelona.
After 14 years in the world of music i have been inspired to advance my vision of music: As a teacher, my project is to consolidate the best of my experience and filter my passion through my coaching and instruction well experienced in training.
Several concerns lead me to pick up my vision of music in a new project, the most personal until the moment where i totally untie to teach who i am, what and how i feel; how i get excited and let all the musical influences pass through me and come out in the form of original compositions and some versions of tunes that have been key at some point in my life. This new project is called “ENA” and makes me very excited because i think that it looks for the purest of me, experimenting with technology and showing my passion for music in a very special way and i also have the pleasure of singing my own songs and versioning them at the same time accompanied by great musicians, Rafa Rodríguez and Juan Antonio Guerra.
My first own songs “I don’t know yet”, “Fly Away" and “Num mundo melhor” are made of the fusion of pop, neo-soul, jazz, bossanova and R&B, probably the ones that have acompanied me the most in the rcent years and are yet frequently performed in my setlist.
August 2018 was my first international music tour. I performed as back-up vocalist for the songwriter Sam Lardner's album “Sam Lardner and Barcelona” in the United States.
As a teacher, created a formula for indivdualised training and i began in 2013. During 2018 contributed as a singing and piano teacher at the “Escola de Música Amalgama'' in Esplugues. I then became part of the staff at “Escola de Música de Sant Gerrvasi” as i continue to create and perform musical venues, offer services for private events as well as teach. I currently am completing my last year of the superior degree in “ESEM Taller de Músics.”
I am Eugenia Crispín, an active musician and singer specialized in jazz and modern music.
I am a few months away from graduating in the vocal interpretation at the modern and jazz conservatory “ESEM Taller de Músics” in Barcelona.
Previous, i had done the elementary level and some courses of the professional degree of classical piano at “Escola de Música Joan Llongueres”. I have had the opportunity to take private singing and vocal improvisation lessons with great singers and musicians such as Xevi García, Clara Luna, Núria Cols, Rubén Fernández, Diana Tarín, Miguel Manzo and Juana Rodríguez.
On the other hand, i work with a speech therapist specialized in singers, Mónica Miralles; who teaches me how to treat the voice as a phonatory organ and gives me speech therapy tools to work the voice from a more anatomical point of view..
Regarding the piano, i have also worked with great pianists and pedagogues such as Carlos Uguet, Jaume Gispert and Alejandro Di Costanzo.
Through all the influences that i have received in all these years and i keep receiving, i have developed my own method and organization of my singing and vocal training lessons:
First, i find out the registry and the changing areas. Then, i analyze the breathing capacity and from there, i design a personalized exercise routine to maximize the voice.
Projection, resonance and power to get volume without getting hurt.
Precision work to sing any note with intensity by training the fonorespiratory coordination, the vocal and buccal placement and the diaphragm.
Resistance of the surrounding musculature of the strings, vocal care and hygiene so that you can sing for several hours without causing so much fatigue or injury.
Style freedom. My priority is to develop and enhance the personality of the singer.
Music language knowledge and vocal improvisation.
Sound interpretation, lyrics and style work.
I consider that a fundamental part in a singer is the scenario and the staging, therefore, twice a year i organize a show to work on stage with live musicians.!
The classes are individual and I teach them in my studio, in the center of Barcelona or by Skype.
You do not need to have great vocal notions to begin with, just put a lot of enthusiasm and love music!
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