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Sofia Ribeiro

Sofia Ribeiro

Living in: Portugal

Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe, blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the outstanding Portuguese singer has been captivating audiences all over the world with her charming and powerful sound.

Sofia has a diploma in jazz performance from "Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectaculo do Porto", where she studied with the Portuguese singer Maria Joćo and the Dutch jazz vocalist Fay Claassen. During her studies she did a one year exchange program in Barcelona at "Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya", and another one at the famous Berklee College of Music, in Boston, who offered her a scholarship. She was a student of the famous vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Bob Stoloff, and was awarded the "Oliver Wagmann Memorial Scholarship", for an "outstanding vocalist demonstrating academic excellence at the college". Later she received a master's degree in jazz performance with "great distinction" from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with the Belgium renowned jazz singer David Linx. During her master's studies she went to study for one year at the prestigious "Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris" (CNSNDP) with an "Erasmus" scholarship.

She did workshops and private lessons with Judie Niemack, Gillyanne Kayes, Dominique Eade, Joey Blake, Jeannie Lovetri, Norma Winstone, Maria Pia de Vito, Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, and completed the two levels of the "Estill Voice Training Systems" (EVTS) course, in Scotland and Portugal. In 2002, Sofia began studying advanced vocal improvisation with Rhiannon, and in 2014 she completed the 'All the way in' program, a three week long master class which took place in Hawaii, Holland and Italy. She has since been selected to co-pilot Rhiannon's 2017 course.

Sofia teaches teaches workshops regularly, of voice and improvisation, all over Europe, the United Sates, and in Colombia. She has been invited as a guest teacher in schools and Universities such as "Conservatori del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain)", "L'Aula de Musica Moderna (Barcelona, Spain)", "Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Bogota, Colombia)", "Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia)", "Ecole de Musique Echternach (Echternach, Luxembourg)", "Facultad de Artes - ASAB (Bogota, Colombia), "Trempolino (France), "Hot Clube de Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal)", Katowice Academy of Music (Poland) and Voicingers (Poland), among others.

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