CRISTINA GARCÍA BANEGAS - organ
Cristina García Banegas holds the Chair of Organ studies at the University School of Music in Uruguay. In 1987 she created the Ensemble Vocal e Instrumental De Profundis, a visionary project that has studied and recreated Latin American Baroque music for more than thirty years, also in that same year she founded the International Organ Festival of Uruguay, which has brought many internationally renowned musicians to Uruguay. She conducts the Children’s Choir Selection of the English College since 1989, the children’s choir “Los Niños de tu Ciudad” (Children of your City, a program supported by the Municipality of Montevideo) since 2008 and “DeProfunditos” children’s choir at the Museum of Pre-Colombinus Indigenous Art (Montevideo) created in 2015. Together with this Museum a new project has been consolidated in 2016: “Festival of Musicology and Music for colonial period in Latin-America”
She continuously presents in organ concerts through Europe, Latin America, United States of America, Middle East and Japan. She was oftently prize awarded by different institutions and for her artistic labour, in her double role of organist and choir conductor in her country and Europe.