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Born in Barcelona in 1971, Elisenda Carrasco began her musical studies at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona, where she completed all superior levels in Composition and Instrumentation and Orchestra Conducting with J. Solé and S. Mas, respectively. She also gained a superior level qualification in Musical Education, specialising in Choral Singing.
She trained in choir conducting with S. Johnson, J.Dujick, L. Heltay, J. Prats, P.Cao, H.Rilling and F. Bernius and attended courses with the conductors G. Hollerung and Frihsmund in Germany, sponsored by the Musica Mundi Association.
For over twenty-five years, Elisenda Carrasco has been teaching and conducting choirs for children and equal voices. Worthy of particular note is her work with the Montserrat Choir School and the Liceu Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona.
The direction and instruction of youth choirs is one of the areas where Elisenda has most developed her knowledge and experience, and thus, her renown. For this reason, she has been regularly invited to give courses and workshops all over the world (Germany, Israel, France, Hungary, Colombia, Turkey, India, Venezuela, amongst others).
She has been invited by Europa Cantat and Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend to give choral workshops, and by Schola Cantorum in Venezuela and FESNOJIV to give courses in Conducting Youth Choirs. She was also recently invited to Turkey and India (by the Mehli Mehta Foundion) to help develop the youth choir tradition in the country as well as train new choral directors and teachers.