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About

Pedro Matos (Portugal) is a multi-disciplinary singer and guitar player based in Berlin. Fascinated by the possibilities of the human voice, Pedro has been exploring a wide range of repertoires, from early music to jazz and folk music, using a lot of different techniques, including beatbox.

His first serious stage experience came at the age of 14, singing the title role of Hans Werner Henze's children's opera "Pollicino".

He holds two degrees, one in classical singing at Lisbon College of Music (with Sílvia Mateus) and one in classical guitar at University of Évora (with Dejan Ivanovitch). 

Based in Berlin since 2017 he studies singing privately untill today with Sami Kustaloglu, Tim Ribchester (correpetition) and Michael Smallwood. He participated in masterclasses with singers such as Yvonne Minton, Carlos Monteiro, Paulo Ferreira, Geert Berghs, Pierre Mak, Margarida Natividade, Christian Hilz, Kai Wessel and Gundula Anders.

His passion for early music started with rennaissance poliphony. To satisfy the need of knowing more about the origins of western music, he's currently studying a master's degree in historical singing at Hochschule für Musik "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig, with Yosemeh Adjei. He considers himself to be a improvisation and ornamentation freek.

Pedro has a  lot of experience in ensemble singing with groups such as Coro da Casa da Música (Porto), Vocalconsort Berlin, Servientes Ensemble and Cantus Thuringia.

He is very interested in other fields of study, such as acting (laboratory of theatrical creation by Claudio Hochmann, Lisbon), jazz (Jazzschule Berlin) and ballroom dance (Magicdance Berlin).

Very engaged in the portuguese community in Berlin, Pedro is the vice-president of Cultural Association 2314 e.V. In June of 2022, together with other 4 young Portuguese, he led the organization of "Nem tudo é saudade: Portuguese Culture Fest Berlin 2022", the biggest event so far for promotion of portuguese culture in the city.