A singular youth
Jorge Chaminé was born with music in his blood. At the early age of 4, he began singing in an all boys choir, played the piano in public a year later, and became a musical sensation at age 12 when he sung the soprano role in a Portuguese opera. He has steadily progressed in the artistic world, becoming also a classical cellist, playing in a jazz group and earning awards for his acting. For the past 4 decades, he has established a career as one of the pre-eminent singers of his generation whose passion is evident in every performance.
Chaminé’s international career has brought him to the world's most prestigious stages and concert halls, making him one of today's most innovative and sought-after soloists. He has performed with famous orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Berlin, Gulbenkian Orchestra, or the Ensemble Intercontemporain, under the direction of among others Yehudi Menuhin, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Placido Domingo. He also loves singing Tangos, Cole Porter's melodies, Hebrew liturgy, gipsy songs, Boleros and Bossa Nova. Mr. Chaminé also performs original pieces and music written specifically for him by renowned composers as Iannis Xenakis, György Kurtag or Silvano Bussotti.
A life of achievements
Chaminé is a polyglot, speaking French, German, Italian, Russian, English, Spanish and Portuguese and singing in more than 10 languages. He earned a law degree at the University of Coimbra. He is an active community member who supports various causes, works with autistic children, and performs concerts in hospitals and prisons. In recognition for his work with children, he earned the Medal of Human Rights from UNESCO in 1993.