The soprano Carmen Bustamante took lessons from Dolors Frau at the Conservatori Liceu, where she won the Santa Cecilia Prize, and later expanded her studies with Gallo and Marcoff. Since then and for more than thirty years, she has developed an intense professional activity as a lyrical singer in different countries of Europe and Asia, performing opera as well as recital and oratorio. Her numerous and successful performances at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Música Catalana are the most important highlights of her career.
She also possesses an interesting discography, with which she has obtained the “L’Orphée d’Or” prize (awarded annually by the Académie Nationale Française du disque Lyrique), and the 1988 National Record Award from the Ministry of Culture, for his record of works by Toldrà, Guridi, Mompou and Halffter, performed together with Miguel Zanetti.
She has also premiered works by composers as relevant as Mompou and Halffter themselves, as well as Xavier Montsalvatge, Federico Moreno Torroba, Román Alís, Amando Blanquer, Benet Casablancas, Ramon Ferrer, Manuel García Morante, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, Jordi Sabatés, Matilde Salvador, Josep Soler, Xavier Turull and Manuel Valls.
In the same way, Carmen Bustamante has developed an important pedagogical work over the years at the Conservatori Liceu, as well as at numerous musical educational centers where she has been invited.
It should be noted that, in 1992, she was awarded with the “Creu de Sant Jordi” by the Generalitat de Catalunya.