Úrsula San Cristóbal Opazo is a musician, interdisciplinary artist and researcher devoted to medieval music, free improvisation, Performance art and Video art. She holds a BA. in Music from the Catholic University of Chile, a MA in Hispanic Music from the University of Valladolid (Spain), a MA in Musicology from the University of Milan (Italy) and a BA in Early Music (recorder) from Scuola Civica di Musica di Milano. She has taken specialization courses in medieval singing at the Center de Musique Médiévale in Paris. Her solo performances and video art pieces have been showed in contemporary art festivals, art galleries and academies in Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland and Argentina. She also collaborates with Obrador de Filosofía y Teatro (Sala Beckett Barcelona).
In order to find an academic way to merge her two loves (music and contemporary art) Ursula is currently doing her PhD in Art History and Musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her thesis is about the role of music and sound in Performance art and video installations. At the present time she works as a freelance experimental performer and teacher in the domain of artistic research, twentieth-century interdisciplinary art and audivisual language (see research). She has given workshops and seminar at Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Vilnius Academy of Art, Conservatory of Jaen and Conservatory of Canary Islands. . She is a co-author with Rubén López Cano of the book “Investigación artística en música. Problemas, métodos, paradigmas, experiencias y modelos. Ursula currently teaches Modern Art History at ESERP Business School of Barcelona and Language and Communication at Taller de Músics Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales.