It was him: Pedro Telles!

It was him: Pedro Telles!

Being able to take for us the best of each person who comes into our life is essential. Learning and acquiring knowledge is a magic and enriching process. Having at our side someone who knows how to instill passion for a new world is a privilege! And I did have this...
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...
When “my people” are not in the audience

When “my people” are not in the audience

I sing inspired, happy, fulfilled … The lights beating my face, the energy on stage whispering good emotions to make me keep going with all surrender… I absorb every fraction of a second of each moment I fully live on stage… The piece ends, that...
Envy: enough!

Envy: enough!

I refuse to deal with envy, to covet others. I refuse to focus in a feeling which, beyond not allowing me to evolve as a human being, makes me be focused on my next with a disloyal principle of copying or stealing identity’s characteristics. A desire to live...
The Magazine for Singers

The Magazine for Singers

Modern Singer is a online magazine which shares many useful articles, featured artists  and companies and has also an online store where singers can buy e-books, organizer sheets, workshops or webinars, among others. http://www.modernsingermag.com is a wonderful...
Just being

Just being

To perform a work requires understanding it, feeling it inside, contextualizing its origin and the purpose of who created it. To perform a song or aria however requires to put a lot of ourselves in it. This is Art: a compromise between what is written on the score and...