Jorge Chaminé

Jorge Chamine

Title:  1) Baritone 2) Teacher, Director of Music Festivals, Chief Executive Officer
Company: 1) Music for Peace 2) Word and Sound Institute
Location: Paris, France

Jorge Chaminé, Baritone at Music for Peace and Teacher, Director of Music Festivals and Chief Executive Officer of the Word and Sound Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.

Mr. Chaminé was inspired to pursue a career in music by an interest in the field that began at a young age. He sang in an all-boys choir as a child and played many instruments, and at age 12, he received a soprano role in a Portuguese opera. He feels at home in the realms of opera, operetta, zarzuela, oratorio, new music, and art-song reparatory. He combines his love and talent in the arts with his passion for humanitarian work, using his voice to uplift, fundraise, and call to action. With work aimed at making positive changes in the world, Mr. Chaminé received a Human Rights Medal from UNESCO for his work with children and he has also been recognized as a Musician for Peace by the Music for Peace Organization.

Trained in music by Lola Rodríguez de Aragon, Hans Hotter, Daniel Ferro, and Teresa Berganza and a number of other skilled teachers, Mr. Chaminé is well-versed in other areas as well. He earned a Law Degree from the University of Coimbra and has a diploma from the École Normale de Museique de Paris. Mr. Chaminé has also performed with today’s foremost conductors, such as Seiji Ozawa (with whom he made his New York “debut” at Carnegie Hall), Yehudi Menuhin (prize-winner of his foundation that he often sang with), Claudio Scimone, Michel Corboz, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Placido Domingo, as well as with high such prestigious orchestras as the Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Berlin, Gulbenkian Orchestra, and Ensemble Intercontemporain. One of the most preeminent recitalists of his generation, Mr. Chaminé has conceived and performed thoughtfully-constructed and original programs, which explore the rich diversity of song idioms, styles, and languages. He is fluent in French, German, Italian, Russian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Mr. Chaminé is a passionate performer with diverse styles beyond classical music, and he loves singing Tangos, Fados, Cole Porter’s melodies, Hebrew liturgy, gypsy songs, Boleros, and Bossa Nova.

Mr. Chaminé serves as the President of the Music in the Middles East organization and is the President and Founder of CIMA. He is the Vice President of the Georges Bizet Foundation and a member of the board of directors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, and he has served as the President of the European Music Council of Bougival. Looking toward the future, Chaminé endeavors to continue making a difference in others lives and performing his art.

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