“Beatriz is a pure
and holistic musician who is bringing
new excitement into the
world of classical music!”
Antony Hermus, Conductor
Mexican-American flutist and soprano Beatriz Macias is one of the most interesting and versatile faces of classical music.
Beatriz Macias began her career as a professional flutist, having worked with some of the most prestigious orchestras around the world. Celebrated for the “voice-like beauty” of her playing, Macias established an international career as Former Solo Flutist of the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and as a Yamaha Young Performing Artist.
It can be easily said that her career as a flutist drew her to opera. Macias has performed with symphony and chamber orchestras in Europe and the United States and can be regularly seen performing in recitals. Appearances include the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, the Royal Opera House ‘La Monnaie’, the Flemish Opera House, the Noord Nederlands Orkest, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic, the Opera national de Lorraine, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.
As part of her “Without Borders” Concert Series, Macias has been invited by Embassies to perform in Mexico, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece and Finland. Upcoming performances include recitals in Finland, The Netherlands and the United States with Finnish pianist Tuomas Nikkanen with “The best of Zarzuela!” Macias’ Hispanic background fits perfectly with this exiting and dramatic art form: “Macias is like fire on stage, bringing Zarzuela to life with every note and gesture!”
Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric opera whose name derives from the Spanish word ‘Zarza’, which means blackberries. The genre of music was born in the 17th century in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, the residence of Spanish royalty whose courtyard grew blackberries. By the 19th century, Zarzuela had reached a peak in its popularity due to the many famous works composed by some of the best composers of this genre Ruperto Chapi and Tomás Bretón.