Olvido Lanza

Jazz & Classic



Rusó Sala


Born in Barcelona, she began her musical training at the age of 5. During her extensive training she studied with Xavier Turull, also in Switzerland (Gstaad) at the school of Yehudi Menuhin, being part of the Camerata Lysy and in the USA, with Vartan Manoogian.

Between 1985 and 1987, he was a member of the Orchestre des jeunes de la Mediterranee. He was also a member of many orchestras, such as the O.B.C., the ONCA with Gerard Claret, the Orquesta de Cámara del Palau de la Música, the Orquesta del Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Orquesta de Cámara del Teatre Lliure conducted by Josep Pons, with whom he made numerous recordings for the Harmonía Mundi label.

Around the year 2000, she collaborated in several projects with the ENSEMLE MODERN DE FRANKFURT.

Her versatility as a musician has led her to work in various fields and musical styles with renowned artists such as Carlos Santos, Alfonso de Villalonga, Albert Guinovart, Mayte Martin, Sol Picó, Miguel Poveda, Martirio, María del Mar Bonet, Manolo García, Joan Manuel Serrat, José Luis Montón and Marcelo Mercadante, among others.

She has been invited as a soloist with different orchestras in Catalonia, playing works by composers such as Astor Piazzolla (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), Albert Guinovart and Feliu Gasull. With the latter he has also participated as a soloist, not only with the violin, but also with the "voice", and they have also formed a duo playing Gasull's music with violin, voice and guitar.

He collaborated extensively in theater and dance, including a production at the National Theater of Catalonia and the Teatre Odeon in Paris, with the play, Igiganti della Montagna by Pirandello, directed by Georges Lavaudant and music by the composer and pianist, Gerard Maimone.

In 2016, he collaborated on the music for the show La Grenouile avait raison, by the French actor, musician and director James Thierree.

In early 2017, he presents Aluna, his first own project, he is accompanied by Belén Maya, José Luis Montón and Dominique Rebourgeon.

Current projects

"Viaje de Ida y Vuelta"

"Soñando Pizzaolla".

Music is a tireless traveler, a globetrotter who crosses seas and mountains. By boat, train or camel caravan, it has traveled the face of our world and has built bridges between cultures.

So it is that we arrive at an endless number of different forms that seem unconnected to be part of each particular place, but that together they sound like the same music, that of the human being traveling, finding himself, getting lost and finding himself again.

Olvido Lanza and Juan Esteban Cuacci face a fascinating project and with their own voices, on violin and piano, they reinvent the music of Ida y Vuelta, bringing a new vision, a new sonority.

This repertoire full of popular classics from the old and new world, offers a global perspective of the works and a homogeneous way of playing them, exposed by this duo, in which no style of popular music is left out, on the contrary, it finds a new way.