Catarina Braga

Catarina Sofia Ribeiro Braga


She began her musical studies at the age of eight in Pequenos Cantores de Coimbra’s choir and later joined the singing course at the Music Conservatory of Coimbra. She completed the degree in singing in 2004 at the University of Aveiro and the master’s degree in music in 2013, at the same university. The theme of her master’s dissertation was “Music Theatre in Coimbra (1880-1910): genres, groups and contexts”. Her professional activity from 2001 to 2016 went through the teaching of singing, choir and musical theory. As a singer, she has collaborated in several choral projects, currently a member of Ensemble Manuel Faria and has performed in repertoire of chamber music, opera and oratorio. At the moment she attends the PhD in Musical Sciences in the FCSH-UNL, being interested mainly in the study of musical and theatrical activity in XIX century and beginning of XX century in Portugal. She is a fellow of the Doctoral Program in Music Sciences – Music as Culture and Cognition financed by FCT.