Carlos Monteiro

Started his musical studies at the Conservatório Regional de Setúbal-Portugal, having studied piano with António Toscano and vocal technique with Sílvia Martinho. Simultaneously, he graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. He finished his studies on the Vocal course at Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa in the class of Rute Dutra. In 2013 he finished his Vocal degree with the maximum classification on the final exam at Superior School of Music of Lisbon, in the class of Luís Madureira.

He has participated in many of the International Early Music Courses organized by the Academia de Música Antiga de Lisboa (from 2005 to 2010), where he worked with Jill Feldman on vocal technique and style in early and baroque, with german, italian, english and french repertoire. In March 2009 he participated in the Workshop on the Early Singing at CCB (Lisbon) with Maria Cristina Kiehr. He attended private lessons with Howard Crook, Susan Waters and Elisabete Matos and had masterclasses with Enza Ferrari, Yvonne Minton and Tom Krause.

He participated in many competitions, such as the 1st National Competition in Singing of Official Conservatories (Aveiro, 2007), the 2nd edition of Prémio José Augusto Alegria (Évora, 2008), the competition of Lyric Singing of the Portuguese Rotary Foundation (2010) and the singing competition Luisa Todi (Setúbal, 2011).

He has been a member of many choirs, from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the University of Lisbon, the Associação Musical Lisboa Cantat and the Associação Sintra Estúdio de Ópera.

During 2014, he performed with the dutch ensemble Norg Consort and is part of the dutch ensemble Margaretha Consort, working mainly early music. As a singer in the ensemble La Capella Reial de Catalunya, performed Die Israeliten in der Wüste from Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with Jordi Savall (Auditori – Barcelona and Cité de La Musique – Paris).

He sang as a soloist at the Opening Concert of the Restoration of the 6 Organs of the Royal Basilica of Mafra (2011) and at the delivery of the Europa Nostra Award 2012. He has been performing since 2009 the Cycle of Mozart and Haydn’s Masses with the Orquestra Clássica do Sul.
He also performed Tu é a esperança, a madrugada… (J. S. Béreau) and Iphigenia and Isaac as Abraão (A kills B performances), the cantata A Paz da Europa (J. D. Bomtempo) and Missa Pro Defunctis (Frei Manuel Cardoso) with Grupo Vocal Olisipo in 2012,
Tenor in Des Landes Verwiesen – Acções Cénicas e Concertantes (1978) – by Juan Allende-Blin, Teatro S. Luiz, Lisboa (2013)
Missa em Fá M by Francisco António de Almeida – Festival Cistermúsica (2013)
Program Magnificat & JubilateJordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations (Auditori-Barcelona and Château de Versailles)(Cover of the tenor soloist)(2013)
Serenade Op. 31 (for tenor solo, horn and strings) – B. Britten, maestro Jean-Sébastien Béreau (2013)
A Morte, a doce irmã do sono – Requiem Mass for 6 voices – Frei Manuel Cardoso – IV Festival Os Sons de Almada Velha – Grupo Vocal Olisipo and Ana Zanatti (2013)
Swan in Carmina Burana of Carl Orff, C. C. Olga Cadaval – Sintra (2013)
Música Policoral na Capela Real e Patriarcal de Lisboa no Século XVIII – Festival Música em São Roque – AmericantigaMaestro Ricardo Bernardes – Lisboa (2013)
Pastor in Lauda per la Nativita del Signore – Ottorino Respighi – Lisboa (2013)
Tenor in Le Roi David – Arthur Honegger – Lisboa (2013)
Masse C Dur – Op.86 – LVBeethoven – Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa – Maestro Pedro Carneiro – Lisboa (2013)
The Messiah – GFHandel – Orquestra Clássica do SulMaestro Cesário Costa – Faro (2014)
Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249 – Johann Sebastian Bach – Orquestra XXI – Maestro Dinis Sousa – Tournée: Lisboa, Porto, S. João da Madeira e Alcácer do Sal (2014)
Swan in Carmina Burana of Carl Orff, Aula Magna – Lisboa (2014)
is a member of the Vocal Ensemble Olisipo (Portugal).

Whithin the opera roles, he interpreted Peppe in Rita (G. Donizetti), Pierre in A Vingança da Cigana (Leal Moreira) and D. Fábio in O Basculho de Chaminé (Marcos de Portugal).

He took part on the recording of the CD’s Colection Compositores Portugueses XX/XXI and Fernando Lopes-Graça – acappella choral work with Associação Musical Lisboa Cantat (Ed. Numérica), and the DVD’s Os seis orgãos da Basílica de Mafra (RTP), Magnificat & Concerti – Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach with Jordi Savall (Ed. Alia Vox).

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