Montserrat Figueras in 2010
|Montserrat Figueras i García|
|Born||15 March 1942|
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Died||23 November 2011|
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
Figueras was born 15 March 1942 in Barcelona, Spain. After initially training as an actress she began studying early singing techniques in 1966, together with her sister Pilar Figueras, and developed an approach and technique for singing early music which combined historical fidelity with vitality.
In 1974 she and Jordi Savall, her husband since 1968, Lorenzo Alpert and Hopkinson Smith formed Hespèrion XX (Later: Hespèrion XXI), an early music ensemble. Figueras and her husband also founded the groups La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations.