Born in Maia (Portugal), Ana Ferraz began her musical studies at the Music Conservatory of Maia under the guidance of Marco Pereira. In 2010, she continued her studies with the same professor at the Professional Art School of Vale do Ave, ARTAVE. She completed her studies being awarded the Most Outstanding Wind instrument player, and performing solo with the Artave Symphony Orchestra.
She attended masterclasses with some of the worlds finest musicians, including Júlia Gállego, Herman van Kogelenberg, Patrick Gallois, Sarah Rumer, Adam Walker, and Emmanuel Pahud.
Ana performed with many orchestras, including The Orchester Animato Foundation, The National Orchestra of Lyon and Lyon Opera House, and worked with national and international renowned conductors, such as Howard Williams, Pierre Bleuse, Thierry Fischer, Fabrice Pierre, Peter Csaba and Lorenzo Viotti, among others.
Ana Ferraz has been a multiple prizewinner in several prestigious competitions, notably with the 1st prize in the “14th International Santa Cecília Music Contest”, 1st prize at the “Jastrzebie-Zdroj International Flute Competition” in Poland, and the 1st prize with unanimity of the jury in the “20.º Concurso de Interpretação do Estoril”.
In 2013, she was admitted to the Haute École de Musique de Genève in the class of Professor Michel Bellavance, where she finished her degree with the highest honors.
On July 2018 Ana finished her Master’s degree in performance from the Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique et Danse de Lyon with Julien Beaudiment, with the highest honors and congratulations from the jury. She is currently pursuing her post-graduation degree from the ESMUC in Barcelona with Vicens Prats.