Graciela Carriquí's bio
Singer and composer Graciela Carriquí creates modern Hispanic art songs, setting Spanish-language poetry to music.
Classical music and Latin American influences meld seamlessly in her
jewel-like settings of poems by authors such as Neruda
, Mistral, and Storni.
resonant, clear voice serves as a poignant conduit for the bittersweet beauty of the texts.
professional experience into compositions that are subtly informed by the diverse artistic paths she
musical style is rooted in her
classical training and inspired by Latin American progressive folk, known as nueva canción.
arrangements for voice, violin, cello, bass and guitar feature a syncopated counterpoint that is the natural result of her
jazz-infused youth and years as a salsera, with clave and tango as common rhythmic bases.
began singing as a teen in her father's San Francisco Bay Area jazz band*, while studying vocal technique with operatic tenor, Allen Bonet.