Montserrat Figueras (1942-2011)

Montserrat Figueras

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Montserrat Figuerras, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Distinguished singer and musician, Montserrat Figueras was a Spanish soprano.

Montserrat Figueras married the famous viola da gambist Jordi Savall, with whom she developed a very personal and distinctive approach to interpreting early vocal music.

Montserrat Figueras gave a memorable performance after the inaugural meeting of the High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures held at UNESCO Headquarters on February 18, 2010 and marking the official launch of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures.

She was designated as a UNESCO Artist for peace on June 17, 2008. He husband was also designated as a UNESCO Artist of peace on that occasion.

Montserrat Figueras passed away on 23 November 2011.

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