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Hope Scott Trust (2018)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland scholarship (2017)
Scholarship from Mario Lanza Educational Trust (2017)
Hope Scott Trust (2016)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland scholarship (2016)
Scholarship for “Artistic Development”, from GDA (Artist Right’s Management), Portugal (2016)
ERASMUS scholarship (2015)
Finalist at the Governor's Prize Competition (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) (2017)
First Prize and Audience Prize ex-aequo Interpretation Competition of Estoril (2017)
Prize for Best Interpretation of Portuguese Author's Piece, Competition of Oficial Conservatoires,PT (2011)
Filipa Portela, Portuguese soprano, born in Avis, completed her studies in 2018. She began her training at the University of Aveiro under the tutelage of Isabel Alcobia and completed her degree and master's degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Helen Lawson.
In July 2017 she won 1st prize at the 19th Estoril Interpretation Competition and the Public Prize ex-aequo. Since then she has performed solo in several festivals, Cistermúsica, Festoril, Póvoa do Varzim International Classical Music Festival and the Festival ao Largo, she has participated in concerts, as a soloist, with the Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras and the Philharmonia Orchestra of Beiras.
As a freelance singer, she develops her own projects. She directs a collective that develops opera productions, Open Bodies for Opera, with which she participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 with a performance directed and sung by her, "La Voix Humaine" by F. Poulenc. During 2020, she invited 3 composers to compose a collection of songs based on the Portuguese Letters of Mariana de Alcoforado, a project funded and supported by DGArtes, Portugal. Since 2021 he has been participating in the Contemporary Music concert series "Neues bei Grieg" in Leipzig at the Grieg Begegnungstätte. In March this year, she presents again the production of "La Voix Humaine" in Leipzig, with the support of Neustart Kultur. In July, she will be performing with the Orchestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon.
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