Clara Maria Costa
At the same time, she pursued her piano studies further with the concert pianists Rafael Sebastiá and Lydia Rendón later on. She moved to Madrid where she earned a Music Teaching degree and a Bachelor in Music History and Sciences (Musicology) from the Universidad Complutense.
She has attended various courses and conferences to complement her musicological and professional training, such as: ‘The musical world of Felipe II. Court, Chapel and City’, directed by John Griffiths (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid); the congress ‘The Opera in Spain and Iberoamerica” and ‘Opera and The End of the Century’, held at the General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE), Madrid; the ‘V Congress of the Spanish Society of Musicology: Interdisciplinary Fields of Musicology’ (CSIC, Barcelona); and the SEdeM Congress on ‘Pius X’s Motu Proprio and Music’ (CSIC; Barcelona); also, the ‘Didactics of the Voice course: Theory and Practice’; the ‘Singing Initiation Course’ of the ‘Cant i Expressió’ Association (Cant Blau Cultural Center, Sant Agustí-Ibiza); the ‘IV Cant i Expressió Course’ (Can Blau, Sant Agustí); ‘SIMAA I, II and III’ (International Seminar of Ancient Music of Albarracín, Teruel); the ‘II and IV Early Music Interpretation Course’, organized by the Consell Insular de Ibiza y Formentera; the ‘XX Century Music Course’ (Professional School of Music and Dance of Ibiza and Formentera); other courses of musical analysis and pedagogical and didactic training carried out at the Music School of Ibiza for the permanent training of teachers and others such as: ‘The Alexander Technique’, ‘Overcoming Stage Anxiety’, ‘Prevention of Muscular and Skeletal Injuries in Musicians’…
Her interest in Early Music has led her to found the early music group Trobairitz (female troubadours) with three other musicians and she became interested in learning to play different medieval instruments so she attended several courses in Spain: a Rebec Course at the ‘Paco Díez Foundation’ in Mucientes (Valladolid), and Hurdy-gurdy courses organized by the AIZ (Iberian Hurdy-gurdy Association) in Casavieja (Ávila) with teachers such as Pascal Lefèvre, Rafa Martín, Germán Díaz and Tobie Miller, and in FESTCAT (Center for the Promotion of Popular and Traditional Catalan Culture), with Marc Egea.
Together with ‘Trobairitz’ she has performed concerts in the annual celebrations of the Medieval Market in Ibiza (‘Eivissa Medieval’) since 2009, and in other venues, with repertoires such as: the ‘Llibre Vermell de Montserrat’, ‘Troubadour Lyric’, the musical romance ‘The Escape: an exciting journey through music and landscapes’, ‘Bestiarium: animals and nature in the music of the Middle Ages’, ‘The female presence in medieval music’, ‘Convivium: a medieval feast. Musical and delicacy to the palate’, ‘Amic e Amat: breviary of mystical love and Lullian philosophical thought’, the recovery of some works from the ‘Historical Archive of the Pabordia of Ibiza’, and a program with a medieval repertoire entirely dedicated to Christmas time. The last project, ‘Trobairitz among courtiers’ has included songs from the Spanish Renaissance.
She has been a Piano and Music History teacher and a piano accompanist at the Professional Music School of Ibiza and Formentera until 2019, directing, at the same time, the Choir ‘Pla de Jesús’.
At present, she continues her musical career with Trobairitz.