The portuguese baritone André Baleiro was born in Lisbon where he began his piano and vocal studies at the age of 10 at Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa.
After completing his degree in Choral Conducting at the Escola Superior de Música Lisboa, Baleiro moved to Berlin to study Voice at the University of the Arts. There he studied under the tuition of Kammersänger Siegfried Lorenz and Markus Brück. Moreover he has attended masterclasses with acclaimed singers such as Tom Krause, Ian Bostridge, Lorenzo Regazzo and José van Dam.
Baleiro has established himself as an award-winning performer having won the 17th International R. Schumann Competition in Zwickau (Germany), the 9th Rotary Foundation Singing Competition in Lisbon (Portugal), as well as being awarded the “Prize for most promising talent” at the prestigious DAS LIED competition in Heidelberg (Germany), and the Theodor-Heuss-Kulturpreis in Schwetzingen (Germany).
His opera roles include TARQUINIUS in The Rape of Lucretia (Britten) at Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, FIGARO in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) and KASPAR HAUSER in the same name opera (Schubert/Wilgenbus) with the Kammeroper München, DON PARMENIONE in L’occasione fa il ladro (Rossini) in Teatro Perez Galdos in Las Palmas.
Baleiro’s concert performance highlights include GURRELIEDER (A. Schönberg) at Casa da Música in Porto, Bach’s ST. MATTHEW and ST. JOHN’S PASSIONS at the Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Brahms’ EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM at Salle Métropole in Lausanne, and Fauré’s REQUIEM at the festival “La Folle Journée” in Nantes and in Tokyo.
Baleiro also enjoys a significant activity as recitalist. Besides his solid partnership with the pianist David Santos, Baleiro has also colaborated with Axel Bauni, Jan Philip Schulze and Eric Schneider.
He was a scholorship recipient of the Walter & Charlotte Hamel Foundation in Hannover and of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.