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Vanessa Millán, Soprano
Even before I was born, music was already a part of my life, especially singing. When my mother was pregnant with me, she was a voice student at the National University School of Music. I’ve always sung, even before I was able to talk; I would sing the songs that I was hearing. Having grown up within a family of musicians taught me to value and love this wonderful art.
When I was 14 I began my formal musical studies, taking classes in solfège, piano, and flute. I went to classes in an arts magnet school and at 17 I enrolled in the National University School of Music to study voice. I finished my degree and I’ve been a member of various vocal ensembles, focused especially on Early Music, as well as in other musical genres. I also completed a degree in Ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History, which has aided me in developing a deep admiration of the cultural diversity and identities of the ethnic groups in my country.
I cherish my country and my roots. Its history, art, cultural manifestations, music, and innumerable characteristics all contribute to its beauty. I’ve been interested for a long time in Mexican music and specifically, music of the Viceregal period. With this in mind, I have studied this music with specialized teachers to whom I’m deeply grateful.
I’ve been familiar with Voz en Punto for a long time now, and I fell in love with the group’s concept of Mexican music. José’s arrangements are terrific, and as I got to know the group on a personal level, we had a definite “click”. They were looking for another soprano and I was only too happy to be able to work with great people like them.
Now I’m sharing this fabulous adventure as a member of the group, experiencing music from another point of view. This experience has filled my life on a personal, musical, professional, vocal, human, and nationalistic level.
Viva México, music, and Voz en Punto!
“Soprano Vanesa Millán was another of the most applauded singers, particularly after her brilliant interpretation of ‘Acuarela’.” Notimex, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary Concert in the Sala Nezahualcóyotl.