Pianist, singer, choir conductor, composer
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Wellington Barros, born in 1983 in São Paulo, studied lyric singing at the University of Brasilia (Brazil) and completed two Masters courses in choral conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium). From 2003 to 2011 he worked in Brazil as a choral singer and choir conductor and conducted concerts with choir, orchestra and soloists. In 2009, as musical director of the production "The Threepenny Opera" (Berthold Brecht), he won the prize for best soundtrack at the 7th Candango SESC Theatre Award (Brasília, Brazil).
In 2016 he directed the children's choir "Equinox", which is part of the band "Queen Elisabeth", and in 2017 he joined the children's choir "Partitura", founded by the renowned pianist Maria-João Pires.
Since 2017 he is working for the German-speaking Belgian Theater AGORA as musical director in Felix Ensslin's productions "Animal Farm - Theater im Menschenpark" and "The Three Lives of Antigone", and as musical director, musician and instrumentalist in Ania Michaelis' production "Hannah Arendt on Stage". From 2018, he also contributed as a composer and orchestra conductor for the children's play "Les Couroumîms - Une Aventure Amazonienne".
In 2019, as musical director of the theater pedagogical project "Meine Stimme", he received the Queen Paola Education Award. (Brussels, Belgium). The same year, he also received the Award from the Minister of Culture at the "Rencontres Théâtre Jeune Public" in Huy for the production "Le petit théâtre de Hannah Arendt" of the Theater AGORA, whose musical direction he designed and also participated as a musician and performer. (Huy, Belgium).
Wellington has joined the Bossa Flor project since 2013 as a pianist and singer, participating in the two albums of the band, namely “Rencontres en bossa – De Jobim à Barouh” (2018) and “Feminino” (2019), and the double album « Brassens dans tous ses états » (2021).