Biography

cropped-9-black-and-white-uncroped-just-in-case.jpgSofia Pedro is born in Lisbon, Portugal. She studies classical singing with Sasja Hunnego in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Previously she studied with Pierre Mak in the same institution. Her earlier singing studies started in the voice class of Joana Levy, which she concluded with maximum classification in 2008, followed by a bachelor’s program in Lisbon (ESML), with a year of exchange in Brussels (KCB).

She has taken part in masterclasses of Dame Emma Kirkby, Margreet Honig, Ira Siff, Claron McFadden, Susan McCulloch, Susan Waters, Maarten Koningsberger, John Potter, and Elena Dumitrescu Nentwig.

Sofia is a founding member of Ensemble Seconda Pratica, which was selected in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the Emerging European Ensembles program. With this group she has performed in the Ambronay Festival (France), Sevicq Brezice (Slovenia), Utrecht Early Music Festival (The Netherlands), Internationale Händel-Feestspiele Göttingen (Germany), Festival du Sablé and Festival d’Ambronay (France), and in Latvia and Portugal. They are preparing their first CD recording and release in 2016.

Sofia has performed the following roles for staged operas in her previous schools: Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart), Carmen in Carmen (Bizet), Consuelo in West Side Story (L. Bernstein), Belinda and 2nd Woman in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber), Witch in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Maman and Libellule in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel), and Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck). In 2015 she sang the role of Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica.

She also performed as a soloist in oratorios like Kaiserrequiem (Fux), Magnificat em Talha Dourada (Eurico Carrapatoso), Missa Crioula (Ariel Ramírez), Messiah (Händel), Requiem (Mozart) and in Gloria (Vivaldi). As part of the Lisbon Chamber Choir, she has recorded two albums, and performed in Portugal, Spain, and Cuba.

Sofia holds a degree in Archaeology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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