Founded in 2008, Capella Sancta Maria is an ensemble specialized on renaissance polyphony. That years sees their first appearance in the Utrecht Early Music Festival, in which Paul van Nevel gives them a masterclass. Through creative programming, CSM explores the relations between Spanish repertoire and Franco-Flemish. Composer Cristóbal de Morales (c.1490-1553) is an important axe in this investigation. In 2010 Capella particiaptes in a CD recording with music by Guerrero, Josquin and Morales, with the recorders ensamble Royal Wind Music (Amsterdam). In 2014, supported by the University of Utrecht, Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht and the Spanish Embassy in The Hague they performed the Codex Lerma, a Spanish manuscript from the end of 16th century, nowadays housed in the University Library, Utrecht. More information to be found in our website.
Enrique López-Cortón (La Coruña, 1969) gets his Piano Diploma at age 25 in La Coruña. Later he gets his Master in Barcelona with Assumpta Coma and David Padrós. There he begins studying choral conducting with Manel Cabero and Mireia Barrera. In Amsterdam he studies with Jos Vermunt, and he specializes on Gragorian Chant and polyphony with Rebecca Stewart. He studied singing with Claron McFadden and Xenia Meijer.