Inês Lopes

Born in Lagos, Portugal, in 1992, Inês started her musical studies at the age of five at Escola de Música da Associação do Grupo Coral de Lagos, where she became part of the Youth Choir. She studied violin and piano until she entered the Academia de Música de Lagos in 2006, where she completed the 8th grade of her piano degree studying with João Rosa. She is currently at her last year of the BA in Musical Training and Choir Conducting at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.

She has been singing with Grupo Coral de Lagos since 2004, and since 2006 she is the piano accompanist of the choir, also directing some of the voice group rehearsals. She has attended several workshops in choral conducting, singing and jazz, where she has studied with Paulo Lourenço, Isabel Alcobia, Angela Silva and Pedro Louzeiro. She has been attending the workshop VOCALIZZE – Traineeship for Your Choristers, at Instituto Piaget de Almada, since its first edition in 2005. There she worked with Dr. Cara Tasher, Dr. Stephen Coker, Vincent Oakes, Dr. Eugene Rogers, Gonçalo Lourenço and Paulo Lourenço.

She works regularly with the Choir of Universidade Católica de Lisboa and the Choir of Colégio São João de Brito, in Lisbon, as accompanist and assistant conductor. She has also been teaching the Choir Class of the Metropolitana Conservatory in Lisbon since 2011.

Currently she sings with and conducts the vocal ensemble Desafinados, and  sheis a member of the Gulbenkian Choir of Lisbon since March 2013.