Member of the Tierra 47 Artistic Committee.
She is a member of the World Harp Congress’ Board of Directors, which makes her the first Argentine musician to participate in one of the harp world’s most prestigious institutions.
Marcela Méndez, together with singer Ana Hasler, will perform The Human Voice, Harp of God on Earth, a concert which takes us on a tour of emblematic works by composers from Cuba, Argentina and Spain. Compositions by Alberto Ginastera, Ernesto Lecuona and Manuel de Falla, among others, will be interpreted.
The harp forms part of Marcela’s life in almost every facet: interpreter, researcher, teacher, writer, columnist, editor and radio host. She has given many recitals, concerts, master classes, and conferences in festivals and auditoriums throughout cities in Latin America, North America and Europe.
In the field of musical training she is a professor at both the Harp Repertory Chair and the Harp Chair at the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences School of The Autonomous University of Entre Ríos. She teaches harp at the 9901 Children’s school of Santa Fe, a course created in 2004 under her initiative, and she is also the Artistic Director of the New Argentine Harp School, an association that focuses on promoting the harp, its music and interpreters.
She has published three books: The history of the harp in Argentina (2004); Celia Torrá: her life and work (1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2010); and Chronicle of the Entre Ríos Symphony Orchestra (2013).
Born in Argentina, she began her studies at the “Celia Torrá” School of Music in Concepción, Uruguay (Entre Ríos), under harp Professor Elena Carfi, an institution from which she graduated in 1994 with a Harp Instructor degree. She continued her training with Oscar Rodríguez Do Campo in Buenos Aires, and between 1998 and 1999 she lived in Paris to pursue advanced studies with Marielle Nordmann. In 2003, she furthered her studies in Italy with harpist and researcher Mirella Vita. At present she is the solo harpist of the Santa Fe and Entre Ríos Symphonic Orchestras.