Úrsula San Cristóbal Opazo is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher devoted to early music, free improvisation, Performance art and low tech 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 shown in contemporary art festivals, art galleries and academies in Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland, Belgium, Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica. 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 seminars and key note speeches at Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Vilnius Academy of Art, Conservatory of Jaen, Conservatory of Canary Islands and University of Aveiro. She is co-author with Rubén López Cano of the book “Investigación artística en música. Problemas, métodos, paradigmas, experiencias y modelos. Ursula currently teaches at Taller de Músics (college of music) in Barcelona.