Sandra Medeiros

Sandra Medeiros was born in São Miguel, Azores. She graduated from the Lisbon
College of Music. She continued her studies (with scholarships from the Gulbenkian
Foundation and the National Cultural Centre) at the Royal Academy of Music in
London where, in 2003, she graduated with distinction from her Postgraduate Degree in
Vocal Performance.
Her prizes have included the Amanda von Lob Memorial Prize.
She has attended masterclasses in Portugal, Austria, Spain, England and France with
eminent musicians such as Ileana Cotrubas, Teresa Berganza, Marimi del Pozo,
Gundula Janowitz, Frank Ferrari, Jill Feldman and Paul Esswood, among others.
She has been awarded several prizes in national and international singing competitions.
She was finalist of the prestigious Wigmore Award at the Wigmore Hall in London and
won a second prize in the V International Singing Competition Bidu Sayão in Brazil.
Her activity as a soloist ranges from early music to oratorio, Lied, melodie, 20 th and 21 st
century song and opera. She has already performed under the direction of renowned
conductors such as Michael Corboz, Lawrence Foster, Marc Minkowski, Philippe
Herreweghe, Sir Charles Mackerras, Laurence Cummings, Enrico Onofri, Jose Ramon
Encinar, Giancarlo De Lorenzo and Nikolay Lalov, amongst many others. She also
performed with the most prestigious Portuguese orchestras, with the most notorious
early music Portuguese groups, including Os Músicos do Tejo and Divino Sospiro, with
PIBO (Baroque orchestra of RAM) Camerata Lysy Gstaad, the Warsaw Symphony
orchestra, L’Avventura London and Concerto Köln.
She has recorded for Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish television and for Portuguese,
Bulgarian and English radio (BBC3). She also recorded for Naxos and Hyperion labels.
The Portuguese contemporary music has played a prominent role in her career, having
premiered four 20th and 21st century operas and works from composers like João
Madureira, Carlos Marecos, Carlos Caires, Nuno Côrte-Real, Sérgio Azevedo, Emanuel
Frazão and Rogério Medeiros among others.
Her operatic roles include Barbarina (Le Nozze) Princese (L’énfant et Les Sortiléges),
Dragonfly (The Cunning Little Vixen), Frasquita (Carmen), Serpina (Serva padrona),
Cardella (Frate Nnamorato), Carlota (As Damas Trocadas, Marcos Portugal), Lindane
(Lindane e Dalmiro, Cordeiro da Silva), Flaminia (Il Mondo della luna, Pedro
Avondano), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), among others.
She is a regular guest at the main theaters, concert halls and music festivals in Portugal.
She has also performed in important venues in the U.K., Germany, Spain, France,
Luxembourg, Macau, Bulgaria, Brazil and Uruguay.
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