Sónia Grané studied in the National Conservatoire of Lisbon with Manuela de Sá and José Manuel Brandão and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music - Opera Course - with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp. She won several competitions in Portugal and has done many masterclasses with Angelika Kirschschlager, Sir Robert Tear, Sir Thomas Allen and others. She performs regularly in Portugal, France and England.
In opera she already performed Dido (Purcell), Papagena, First Lady and First Boy (Mozart), Cis and Harry (Britten) and sang in many opera scenes as Ännchen (Weber), Armide (Gluck), Conception (Ravel), Sophie (Strauss) and Aricie (Rameau). Sónia performs frequently in King’s place, Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields, Halesworth festival and also Paris, Deauville and Nantes, in the prestigious ‘La Folle Journée’ under the direction of Michel Corboz. Recently she has won the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, the second Prize in the Richard Lewis and third Prize in the Schumann Competition with the pianist Edwige Herchenroder. Sónia’s future projects include Fauré Requiem in Cambridge, the role of Despina in the Verbier Festival and Lucia in the BYO production of The Rape of Lucretia. Sónia has also a degree in Biology and is generously supported by the Santander Award, Lucille Graham Award, Leverhulme Award, Josephine Baker Trust and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.