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Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva started taking piano lessons at age 4. He later entered the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon, where he studied the piano under Eurico Rosado and Maria Emília Leite-Velho.

In 2008, he was admitted into the BMus course in Singing at the Lisbon College of Music under the tutelage of Luís Madureira and Nuno Vieira de Almeida, and completed the course in the class of Sílvia Mateus. He also took private singing lessons with Elsa Cortez and Ana Paula Russo, and participated in masterclasses with Yvonne Minton, Fulvio Bettini and Jill Feldman.

Miguel is currently in his final year of a BMus course in Choral Conducting and Ear Training at the Lisbon College of Music, where he has been developing his conducting skills under Paulo Lourenço, Vasco Azevedo and Clara Coelho, and learning music pedagogy with Cristina Brito da Cruz, Francisco Cardoso and Sandra Barroso.

Performance-wise, Miguel is a member of, among others, the Gulbenkian Choir, the Officium Vocal Group and the Gregorian Choir of Lisbon – whose Decca recording Os

Apóstolos, in which he participated, was nominated for the Autores 2012 Prize from the Portuguese Society of Authors.

A recurring collaborator with the Olisipo Vocal Group, he was featured with this ensemble in Michael Sturminger’s film The Giacomo Variations alongside John Malkovich. He was furthermore a soloist in Händel’s Messiah under conductor Pedro Castro, and as Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, directed by Sílvia Mateus.

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