Daniela Matos is from Viana do Castelo, where she began her musical education,
studying singing at the Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo. She holds a bachelor
degree in Music (majoring in singing) from the University of Aveiro and a Masters in
Baroque Singing as part of the Masters programme in Early Music at the Escola Superior
de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, Porto.
Daniela has also studied singing with Carla Pais, Magna Ferreira, João Lourenço, Nuno
Dias, José Corvelo, João Paulo Santos, Fernando Guimarães, Orlanda Isidro, Sara
Braga-Simões, Dmitry Batagov, Lia Serafini, Stephen Robertson, Helen Lawson, Ulrike
Sonntag, Pierre Mak and Susan Waters. She has worked with the conductors Vitor Lima,
António Vassalo Lourenço, Vasco Negreiros, Jose Viceiro, Julian Lombana, Ernst Schelle,
Brian MacKay, Lorenzo Donati, Stefano Molardi, Alessandro Quarta, Paul McCreesh and
Daniela sang with the professional choir of the Academia Chigiana, the Cathedral Choir
of Siena, Italy, where she regularly worked with conductor Lorenzo Donati,
concentrating on renaissance and baroque repertoire. In 2018, she joined the
Collegium Vocale choir in Gent, with whom she has participated in various projects
under the direction of Phillipe Herreweghe.
Daniela has been performing with Záve and collaborating with the ZêzereArts Festival
since 2016, as a soloist and choral singer, including the world premiere performance of
Fernando C. Lapa’s O único poeta da natureza.