Orlanda Velez Isidro

Orlanda, was born in Évora, Portugal.
She studied piano, violin and later singing and is graduated in Musicology by the UNL – Portugal and in Classical Singing by the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.
In Holland, she sings regularly with the Dutch Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven. She was a member of the Amsterdam Baroque Choir (Ton Koopmann), Dutch Chamber Choir and Radio Koor.
In 2001 won the 3rd prize in “Councours International de Chant Baroque de Chimay”, Belgium.
As a soloist, she sang with many conductors as Frans Brüggen: Tour Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (recording with the Orchestra of the 18th Century); William Christie and Les Arts Florissants: “Le Jardin des Voix” in November 2002, in Versailles 2003 recording Moulinié Motets, and in 2004 recording sacred music by Charpentier; with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir programs like Monteverdi, J.S.Bach, C.P.E. Bach (recording Matthäus-Passion 1769) and sacred music by Buxtehude; with Michel Corboz and the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir.
With the Kassiopeia Quintet recorded the Gesualdo’s “6 Books of Madrigals”; Segréis de Lisboa recorded “A Música na obra de Gil Vicente” (renaissance portuguese music). With Jill Feldmann recorded Mazzocchi duets. With the ensemble “Divino Sospiro” performed in the Festival d’Ambronay 2005, in Nantes 2006 and in Festa da Música Lisboa 2006 conducted by Enrico Onofri.
In Portugal she performs regularly with the Ludovice Ensemble by Miguel Jaloto and with António Carrilho.
She divides her musical activity between professional singing and music lessons (namely: voice/singing and ensemble /choir singing).
She is doing a post-graduation in Somatic Psychoterapy.

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