With over eight albums as a leader, Sofia Ribeiro has been touring intensively all over the world for the past fourteen years. She won several international vocal prizes, including 'Voicingers' (Poland, 2008), 'Crest Jazz Vocal' (France, 2010) and Brussels "Young Jazz Singers" (Belgium, 2005). Her previous album 'Ar' received the prize 'Revelation' from the famous Jazzman/Jazz Magazine (Paris).
Sofia has a degree in Jazz Performance from ESMAE (Portugal). During her studies she did one-year exchange programs in Barcelona at ESMUC (Barcelona, Spain), and at Berklee College of Music (Boston, US), which she did through an international scholarship. At Berklee she studied with the famous jazz coach Bob Stoloff, and was awarded with the 'Oliver Wagmann Memorial Scholarship' for 'an outstanding vocalist demonstrating academic excellence at the college'. Later on she was selected to a masters program at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium). Through an 'Erasmus' scholarship she took the second year of her masters at the legendary Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris (France), and graduated with 'Honors'.
She lives in New York and is as an artist in residence at the Carnegie Hall. She teaches workshops internationally, having been invited as a guest teacher in Universities and schools in Poland, France, Spain, Colombia, United States and Portugal.