Artistic Music Director & Founder
Isolda da Costa Soares, soprano – Artistic Director and Founder
Born into an artistic family in the south of Portugal where she gained her music education. She learned from a young age to play the piano with the aim to become a concert pianist. However, she started showing also more interest in singing, therefore, she began to develop her singing voice instead at church music school in Lisbon city in which lead her to become a soloist of the church choir. During the course of her career, she went for further music studies in London Royal College of Music under the direct supervision of including Italian and German Singing in London following that continued with her singing in Opera training at Morley School of opera in London which included Masterclasses with Neil Baker. Additionally, based on her professional experience in Music she also does composition editorial works for the London Moonlight Symphony Orchestra.
As part of Isolda’s Own Foundation for young composers ( The International Isolda Composition Foundation) she also works on a mentorship program and competition for young International composers in collaboration with British Composers Prize Winners from the Britain Philharmonic Society, with Professor Phillip Cashian (Royal Academy of Music Composition Department in London) and with Pofessor Mag. Dirk D’Ase (Head of Composition Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna).
In addition Isolda just founded the Opera part of the Moonlight group which is called the Moonlight Opera Singers which its first performance was directed by Isolda herself and took place in October 2019.
Her musical performances have been in London, Portugal, Austria and Germany and highlights were mainly Italian operatic performances Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Pasquale and I puritani, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata in which she stole many hearts.
Future completed include her operatic performances in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Musikeverein, in Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and in London St Johns Smith Square. Further development studies and performances in Italy for the opera di bel canto.