Ana Parejo is a young saxophonist, singer and composer from Valencia (Spain). Multidisciplinary artist and always motivated to learn new things and explore new artistic territories, she started in September 2023 the Master in singing with specialization composer-performer with Stephan MacLeod (singing) and Gilbert Nouno (composition) at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva where in June 2023 she finished the Master in saxophone with specialization in contemporary music with Joshua Hyde. In 2021 Ana completed the Bachelor in classical and contemporary saxophone performance at the ESMUC (Barcelona) with Nacho Gascón and Mariano García; where she also received classes from clarinetist Lorenzo Coppola. She has also studied professional singing at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona and obtained a Degree in Fine Arts from the Universitat Politècnica de València in 2017.

Despite studying mainly in the field of contemporary music, her interest in early music led her to explore and become enthralled by the vast repertoire of the Air de cour. This led Ana to form the ensemble Las Delícias and to take lessons with Elisabeth Dobbin and Jill Feldman.

As for her activity as a composer, in February 2022 she premiered her first piece for soprano saxophone and tape entitled Escena I at the concert of the TRACES cycle in Geneva. In June 2023, she also premiered her cycle Casa for saxophone, voice and electronics.

As a result of various musical encounters, Ana has formed several chamber music groups. She is a founding member of Quatuor Amapola, winner of the prestigious ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2022; Aqua Duo, which focuses on the folkloric repertoire of different places; Ensemble Las Delícias with theorist Luis Eduardo Lopez Corredor and cellist Ulises Pineda; and the collaborative improvisation and composition duo with cellist Hortense Airault.

As a saxophonist she has collaborated with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Banda Municipal de Barcelona under the baton of Vilaplana and the Ensemble BCN216. In March 2022 she was one of the five artists selected by the ACIMC to give a concert in Barcelona. In April 2021 she performed as soloist in two concerts of the programme Kebyart meets… ESMUC Saxophone Ensemble. In addition, in June 2019 Ana participated in the premiere of the opera Hor by Luis Tabuenca at the Forum Wallis, Switzerland.

Throughout her career she has performed at venues such as the Victoria Hall in Geneva, L’Auditori in Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Palau de la Música in Valencia, the Castle of Leuk (Switzerland), the Société de Lecture in Geneva, the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Teatre Grec in Barcelona, the Centro Cultural Manuel Benito Moliner in Huesca, the Museo Nacional de Cerámica in Valencia and the Academia de Bellas Artes in Sabadell.

She also has extensive choral training and has been a member of the Cor Jove de l’Orfeó Català and l’Orfeó Català for several years. As a chorister she has performed with artists of the stature of Sir Simon Rattle, the London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams, François-Xavier Roth, the orchestra Les Siècles, La Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) and Rosalía; on stages such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Teatre Grec, L’Auditori and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona.

In 2022 she was awarded the Stiftung Zaczkowski grant, the AIE grant and the Fondation Hans Wilsdorf grant.