About our own concept of success

About our own concept of success

Envy is correlated with the sense of equality. This is an interesting and pertinent question. It’s inevitable to compare ourselves to others, to want something other people have and sometimes it leads to a bigger proportion, in my opinion de most dangerous: envy. It...
How painful it is to cancel a performance

How painful it is to cancel a performance

There were just few times I had to cancel my performance at a concert. Twice due to ethical reasons, which I had nothing to do with. Another was a postponed concert for health reasons (which already not nice, but at least I ended up performing later in another...
The Artist

The Artist

Artists are the soul of the world. They have the power to awaken our most sensitive side and make us think in a deeper way. More than entertaining the artist has a vital role in society, once it is through him we be able to exorcize our ghosts from our ordinary life....
The paradox of a dream’s magic

The paradox of a dream’s magic

There are days when a paradox of emotions sets in. A desire to go after dreams, wishing to go higher, aiming achievements… On the other hand: doubt, some inertia, fear of failure and inability to believe with full heart. The truth is that a step forward allows...
Drop by drop… step by step…

Drop by drop… step by step…

Many years ago, when I was a child, I was invited to represent Portugal in 37th Zecchino d’Oro singing a song by Vítor Dias (artistic director and conductor of Coro de Pequenos Cantores da Maia, to which I belonged). Naturally I wasn’t nervous at all,...
Criticism as a gift!

Criticism as a gift!

My job is built on criticism. Since the first steps, the first lessons, the first auditions we are confronted with analysis of our work. External analysis by teachers, family, friends and audience and our inner analysis/ self-criticism. This is a path built on the...