”Born in Brazil and raised in Portugal my (pianista) mother’s belly was my first home and from there music has always been present in my life. I was mesmerized by the cello when I was still a little girl and completed my bachelor degree at ESMAE, Porto, and my Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance in Gothenburg. I have a cello duo with my (almost twin) sister, Micaela, founded the string quartet Reflex and I am also a member of the Gothenburg Sinfonietta. I have recently discovered a love of teaching, thanks to Dream Orchestra.”
Manuela teaches the cello and lead sectional rehearsals.