Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Uribe Maria Teresa

voice - soprano

Place of Birth
Santiago de Chile
Date of Birth

Maria Teresa Uribe was born in Santiago de Chile. As a child she went to the Garman School of Santiago, where she received her first musical impressions. In 1962 her family moved to the United States so she continued her studies in Washington D. C. where she received musical and artistic education. In 1971 she was admitted to the National Music Conservatory and began to study singing and opera. In 1972 she was awarded with a scholarship to study singing and opera by the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest where her professor was Éva Kutrucz; she graduated in 1978. After her Diploma performance she received a contract from the Hungarian Opera, where she has been member solist since then. In 1979 she had the second prize at the International María Canals Competition in Barcelona, then in 1980 she won the Special Prize of the Voci Verdiane in Parma. She has performed in several European opera houses, like Berlin, Leipzig (where she was a permanent guest singer in 1983-86), Hannover, Winterthur, Solothurn, Salzburg, Graz, Varna Pleven, Rousse, Skopje, Bologna, Parma, Padova, Firenze, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Latin-Amerika, Bogota and Santiago de Chile. Her most important roles are: Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Aida, Leonora (La Forza del Destino), Elisabetta (Don Carlos), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Mme Butterfly, Tosca. In Hungary she is well-known as song and concert singer as well. She has made a lot of radio and cd recordings of compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Petrassi, Gardelli, Tippet, Britten, Ravel, Debussy, Puccini, Wagner, De Falla, Montsalvatge, Mompou, Obradost, Garcia Lorca, Guastavino, Ginasteras, Villalobos, Canton, Orrego Salas, Bartók, Kodály, József Soproni, Ferenc Farkas, József Bakki, Miklós Kocsár, Zsolt and Péter Durkó. She was awarded Artisjus Award in 1993 for her significant activity on performing Hungarian contemporary music.
She has been giving several master classes in all over the world. In 1989 she was teaching singing technique at the Santiago Catholic University. Ms. Uribe held courses on belcanto technique and Spanish song in London and Santiago in 1991, and in Budapest in 1993. For two weeks in 1996, she taught teachers for didactics, singing technique and study planning in Chile. In 2000 she gave a course in Majk, Hungary on the summer academy of the Hungarian State Opera, and and in Borgarnes, Iceland.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1996 Puccini, Giacomo: Angelica nővér
(Puccini, Giacomo: Suor Angelica)
Hungaroton HCD 12490 Recorded in 1982
2004 Music Colors - Hungarian Contemporary Music (1989-2004) BMC HMIC BMC PCD 015 Not for sale - only for promotion
2006 Wohltemperiertes Cymbal Hungaroton HCD 32359