André Baleiro, born in Lisbon, studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin under the tuition of Kammersänger Siegfried Lorenz, Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider.
In 2016 he was awarded First Prize of the 17th International R. Schumann Competition in Zwickau (Germany), and obtained the same year the First Prize of the 9th Rotary Foudation Singing Competition in Lisbon (Portugal).
Baleiro has often collaborated with the Kammeroper Münchenwhere in 2016 he sung Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and in 2014 the title role of their new production Kaspar Hauser (Music by F. Schubert, libretto by D. Wilgenbus). His operatic experience includes Don Parmenione (L’occasione fa il ladro – G. Rossini) at Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas, Conte Belfiore (Fra due litiganti il terzo gode – G. Sarti) and Capitaine (Les trois Souhaits – B. Martinu) at Uni.T (UdK Berlin), the lead role in the new Opera ‘ainda não vi-te as mãos’ (2011) (Ayres d’Abreu) at Teatro Municipal Santarém (Portugal), Caporale (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze – Nino Rota) and Pantalone (Turandot – F. Busoni) at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (TNSC) in Lisbon, and Apollon (La Descente D’Orphee aux Enfers – M.-A. Charpentier) in Convento de Mafra (Portugal).
He already enjoys a significant activity in the concert platform and has performed in such countries as Portugal, France, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Spain. Concert Performance highlights include Matthäus-Passion (J.S.Bach) at the Gulbenkian Foudation Concert Hall, Cantata “Dona nobis pacem” (R. Vaughan Williams) at TNSC in Lisbon, Ein deutsches Requiem (J. Brahms) at Salle Métropole in Lausanne, and Requeim (G. Fauré) at the festival “La Folle Journée” in Nantes and in Tokyo.
Baleiro also dedicates himself to the Lied repertoire and modern music working regurlarly with leading Portuguese Pianists João Paulo Santos and David Santos. Together with Eric Schneider and Johanna Knaut they gave a recital in 2015 in Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin with Hugo Wolfs cicle Italienisches Liederbuch.
In 2012 he was awarded a scholorship by the Walter & Charlotte Hamel Foundation in Hamburg, and was supported between 2012 and 2015 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lissabon, with whom he maintains a prolific artistic relatioship.