Luís Toscano

Tenor
2012 2015

After an early training as chorister in the “Coro dos Pequenos Cantores de Coimbra” (Portugal) under José Firmino, Luís continued his musical studies at Coimbra Conservatory under Isabel Melo e Silva,  while also acheiving a Licentiate Diploma in Economy at Coimbra University (2001). In 2009 he completed his Masters in Music at the Aveiro University under José Abreu and António Salgado, having co-founded “La Farsa” (specialising in the repertoire for voice and plucked strings), with Tiago Matias, and fulfilling an FCT/Portuguese Government scholarship to research, edit and perform Iberian Renaissance music.

While specialising in the vocal music, both solo and choral of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Luís Toscano has studied and worked closely with Owen Rees, Graham O'Reilly and Peter Phillips (ensemble singing), Cristina Miatello and Jill Feldman (singing) and Juan Carlos Rivera, Ketil Haugsand, Peter Holtslag, Richard Gwilt, Rainer Zipperling, Wieland Kuijken and Ana Mafalda Castro (chamber music).

Luis is currently a member of “Grupo de Fado Aeminium”, “Capela Gregoriana Psalterium”, “Vocal Ensemble”, “Cappella Musical Cupertino de Miranda”, “Mercurius Company”, “Capella Duriensis” and “Coro Casa da Música”, through which he has performed with  Paul Hillier, Laurence Cummings, James Wood, Kaspars Putniņš, Christoph König, Simon Carrington, Peter Rundel, Jonathan Ayerst, Andrew Parrott, Antonio Florio, Alberto Seiça, Vasco Negreiros and Ricardo Barros.

Luís enjoys regular engagements as a soloist tenor and haute-contre, performing alongside “Orquestra Clássica do Centro”, “Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras”, “Orquestra Sinfonieta de Braga” and organists Rui Vilão, Tiago Ferreira, Filipe Veríssimo and Fernando Miguel Jalôto.

Participated at following concerts with Ars Nova

KLANG Festival Monday den 5. June 2017 kl. 20:00 Koncertkirken
first drop Friday den 19. May 2017 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke
first drop Wednesday den 17. May 2017 kl. 19:30 Helleruplund Kirke
A Meeting of Two Masters Wednesday den 11. May 2016 kl. 20:00 Friedrichshafen, Schlosskirche
A Meeting of Two Masters Saturday den 2. April 2016 kl. 16:00 Søndermarkskirken, Viborg
Orpheus behind the Wire Sunday den 10. January 2016 kl. 15:00 Søllerød Kirke
Orpheus behind the Wire Saturday den 9. January 2016 kl. 16:00 Stavnsholt kirke
Orpheus behind the Wire Sunday den 22. November 2015 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke
Orpheus behind the Wire Friday den 20. November 2015 kl. 17:00 Århus Domkirke
A Meeting of Two Masters Tuesday den 10. November 2015 kl. 19:30 Johanneskirken, Greve
A Meeting of Two Masters Sunday den 11. October 2015 kl. 15:00 Hillerød Kirke
Et Møde Mellem To Mestre Saturday den 10. October 2015 kl. 16:00 Himmelev Kirke
KULTURNAT 3: A (short) Meeting of Two Masters Friday den 9. October 2015 kl. 21:00 Marmorkirken (Frederiks Kirke)
KULTURNAT 2: A (short) Meeting of Two Masters Friday den 9. October 2015 kl. 20:15 Marmorkirken (Frederiks Kirke)
KULTURNAT 1: A (short) Meeting of Two Masters Friday den 9. October 2015 kl. 19:30 Marmorkirken (Frederiks Kirke)
A Meeting of Two Masters Wednesday den 7. October 2015 kl. 19:30 Tikøb Kirke
A Meeting of Two Masters Sunday den 6. September 2015 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke
A Meeting of Two Masters Thursday den 3. September 2015 kl. 17:00 Århus Domkirke
A Meeting of Two Masters Wednesday den 2. September 2015 kl. 19:30 Hårlev Kirke
Shanghai: Songs of Life and Death Saturday den 9. May 2015 kl. 19:30 He Luting Concert Hall, Shanghai
Shanghai: Songs of Love and Faith Friday den 8. May 2015 kl. 19:30 He Luting Concert Hall, Shanghai
Oh The Happy Journey Monday den 20. April 2015 kl. 17:00 Århus Domkirke
Oh The Happy Journey Sunday den 19. April 2015 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke
Oh The Happy Journey Saturday den 18. April 2015 kl. 15:00 Det gamle kapel, Næstved
Christus Resurrexit Tuesday den 31. March 2015 kl. 19:30 Ordrup Kirke