Soprano Ursula Maria Kleinecke was born and raised in Mexico; as the daughter of a pianist and arranger, she was surrounded by music from an early age. She is passionate about the power of the voice to touch, move and inspire.
As a founding member of the chamber ensemble Colloquy, she performed throughout the USA and in Mexico. In addition, Kleinecke has undertaken a broad repertoire, covering many historical periods, styles, and genres, and has performed in Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico and USA.
Kleinecke is the founder of The Passion for Music, whose mission is to promote the Latin American art song repertoire through presentation of performances, creation of new recordings, and re-publications of scores which have been long inaccessible. The goal of each of these endeavors is increased awareness and enjoyment of a little-known but vital body of music.