About me

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Passionate about music, I have a wide range of experience in the area from marketing and sales for a US record label to creating and implementing an audience development project for the Bilbao Opera. Nowadays, I am working at the Bilbao Opera in Sponsorship. Furthermore, I have experience as a Composition teacher in several conservatories, and as a composer and singer. This widespread background makes me able to offer a 360º vision of culture and innovation.

  • Keen on audience development for cultural organisations.
  • Willingness to build synergies to empower the cultural organisations I am involved with.

Personal Data

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A: Hoogbrugstraat, 74-B 6221CS Maastricht, NL

T: +31.626 33 00 22 / +34 678.310.433

E: miriam@pascual-benavent.com I Skype: miriam pascual benavent

Gender: Female I Date of birth: 09/06/1983

Nationality: Spanish

Experience

Coordinator, European Opera Academy – Conservatorium Maastricht

Maastricht, Netherlands 10/2018 – currently

www.conservatoriummaastricht.nl

www.europeanopera.academy

www.eoalab.eu

To coordinate the regular activity of the European Opera Academy, a network that includes opera departments of 14 different conservatories all around Europe.

To attract new members to the European Opera Academy.

To coordinate the European Opera Academy – EOALAB, an Erasmus +  Strategic Partnership hold by 7 Conservatorium Maastricht and 7 members from EOA.

To coordinate the production of Preview Maastricht and M4 Muziektheater Festival.

To teach the “Your Art as a Business”, module for the students of the Classical Department about enterpeneurship and innovation in Classical Music. (From November 2018 to February 2018).


Freelance, ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao Opera

Bilbao, Spain 02/2019 – currently

www.abao.org

Editorial coordination of the 2019-2020 season book.


Business Development Department, ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao Opera

Bilbao, Spain 09/2017 – currently

www.abao.org

To manage current sponsors, and to research information about possible new sponsors.

To organize and give introductory lectures about opera.

Editorial coordination of the 2018-2019 season book.


Assistant Artist Manager, Agencia Camera

Barcelona, Spain 03/2017 – 09/2017

www.agenciacamera.com

Booking and Production at one of the leading classical music agencies in Spain and on international scale, at the department of soloists and chamber music ensembles. Worlking with artists like Borodin Quartet, Elisabeht Leonskaja or Cuarteto Quiroga among others.

To manage and to follow the production of concerts, both organized by the agency and external promoters.

To manage and to follow the administrative tasks related to every concert.

To manage the CRM database.


Sales and Marketing, Odradek Records

Online, 03/2016 – 10/2017

www.odradek-records.com

To coordinate the and run the advertisement campaigns in the main classical and jazz magazines. To coordinate the team involved in the production of advertisements. To represent the company in several professional meetings (Jazzahead, ClassicalNext, IAMA and WOMEX).


Accomplishments

  • To organize the three first presentations of Odradek Records’ catalogue in Madrid, in order to present the label in Spain, as well.
  • To bring in new important clients for the GhostLabel service.

Internship, music:LX, Luxembourg Export Office

Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg — 09/2016 – 03/2017

www.musiclx.lu

To support and assist the project manager in charge of the classical music section. To facilitate the contact with the Spanish speaking music sector, Spain and Latin America.

Communication tasks for the Classical Department. To manage the CRM database. To update artists calendars. To write classical and jazz newsletters. 

Accomplishments

  • To close an agreement with a Spanish Management agency for the Baroque ensemble Artemandoline.
  • To close an agreement with the FEMAP, festival of early music, for the 2018 edition.

Internship, ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao Opera

Bilbao, Spain — 04/2016 – 07/2016

Design and implementation of the project GAZTEAM-ABAO, focused on developping young audiences. This project aims to build a young community keen on opera by engaging the audience with online and offline strategies.

www.gazteamabao.com

Accomplishments

  • Launched a youth outreach program featured in the regional and national press.
  • Since the project was presented in public in September 2016 the community has been rising until around 200 active members.

Internship, High C Consulting

Madrid, Spain — 11/2015 – 01/2016

Production assistant for the concert tribute to John Williams, in the Teatro Real.


Teacher of Composition and Theory, several employers

Government of Region of Valencia
Conservatory of Valencia, 2010.

Government of Region of Balearic Islands
Conservatory of Mallorca and Menorca, 2011-2015.

Government of Region of Basque Country
Conservatory of Bilbao, 2015-2016.

Education

Master in Cultural Management: Music, Dance and Drama, ICCMU 
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
2015 – currently


Master in Cultural Management: Cultural Industries     
UOC, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
2014 – 2015 


University degree in Composition
Higher Conservatory of Music “Joaquin Rodrigo” Valencia, Spain
2004 – 2009 


Professional Intermediate-level Music in Piano
Professional Conservatory of Music “Mestre Vert”, Carcaixent, Spain
1999 – 2004     


Professional Intermediate-level Music in Singing
Professional Conservatory of Music “Mestre Vert, Carcaixent – Professional Conservatory núm. 2 Valencia, Spain
2000 – 2010

Skills

  • Deep knowledge of classical music, from early to contemporary music
  • Analytical mind and strong eye for detail
  • Able to organize and plan projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pro-active and well-organised. Able to multitask and work quickly
  • High level of computer literacy: Office, iWork, web 2.0 and ICT tools
  • Deep knowledge of CRM database software, mailing tools, and project management software

Languages

 

Spanish Native or bilingual proficiency
Catalan Native or bilingual proficiency
English Full professional proficiency
French Full professional proficiency
Italian Full professional proficiency
German Basic understanding
Dutch Basic understanding

Other interesting data

  • Previous experience as a singer, performing from early to contemporary music
  • Previous experience as a composer working on own projects and for other professionals
  • Able to move abroad
  • Able to travel
  • Driving license B1

References