Professional singer/musician, and voice teacher.
Belén is a Jazz and Tango singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1987.
At the age of 13, she started guitar lessons at school, where she discovered her passion for singing. Two years later she decided to take private singing lessons and, shortly afterwards, her teacher noticed her potential and encouraged her to sing Jazz. From that moment on, she never left it.
From 2006 until 2010, she took courses to obtain the degree of "Professional Singer/Musician" at EMBA (Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires). During this period she deepened her knowledge about Jazz and was introduced to Argentinian Tango, which then would become her other great passion.
Towards the end of her studies she discovered her passion for teaching. Little by little, increased her number of students up to 32 a week during 2013 and 2014, in addition to some workshops in primary schools.
From the end of 2014 to 2019 she lived in Lugano, Switzerland, where she also gave singing/voice lessons.
In 2019 she moved to Princeton, United States, where she lives now.
Some achievements at EMBA:
2008 - Winner of the Jazz singers competition.
2008 - Winner of the Tango singers competition.
2009 - Selected by musician Javier Malossetti as a singer and composer for the production and recording of her own song "Can you listen to my heart".
Some of her professors and other courses:
Private singing lessons:
2006-2010 - Guadalupe Raventos, EMBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011-2012 - Martín Durañona, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2018-2019 & 2020 - Monica Trini, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.
Private guitar lessons:
2008-2009 - Rafael Mendez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Private piano lessons:
2017-2018 - Mario Rusca, Scuola di musica moderna SMUM, Lugano, Switzerland.
Workshops and certificate courses:
Nov. 2011 - singing workshop with Dominique Eade (USA), “Festival Internacional Buenos Aires Jazz 2011”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 2016 - “Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics”, Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy.
Some experience with musical groups:
2009-2010: EMBA Big Band of Jazz, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010-2012: Tango duet of guitar and voice, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006-2015: Jazz Band with different instruments and in duet of piano and voice, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dal 2016: Jazz Duet of guitar and voice, Lugano, Switzerland.
Dal 2016: Tango Quintet “Nostalgias de Buenos Aires” with piano, violin, bandoneon and double-bass, Lugano, Switzerland.
Dal 2017: Jazz Band with piano and double-bass, Lugano, Switzerland.
Some notable live performances:
2011 - Tango venue “La Bohemia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 - La Biblioteca Café, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 - Domenica in musica, Luino, Italy.
2017 - Jazz in Bess, Lugano, Switzerland.
2017 - Kulturkirche Epiphanias, Manheim, Germany.
2018 - Milonga Tango Stars, Castione, Switzerland.
2018 - LongLake Festival, Lugano, Switzerland.
2013 - Remontar vuelo, original own compositions in rhythm of Jazz, Ballad, Bossa Nova and Blues, featuring different instruments.
2018 - Mis tangos favoritos, Tango classic songs in duet with pianist Ricardo Pereyra.
2018 - As Time goes by, Jazz standards featuring different instruments.
2019 - Nostalgias de Buenos Aires, Tango classic song featuring pianist Antonio Davì and bandoneonist Flaviano Braga.
In process - My romance, Jazz standards featuring different instruments.