"Ask me anything you want to know," said
Carmen when we were
talking in Kansas City on May 3, 2005.
I told Carmen so
many people wrote to me and this site asking about her,
and that she was very popular with men who were kind
enough to notice not only that she was pretty, but to be
enchanted with her talent as well.
Who is Carmen's
favorite singer? "MADONNA, I am a big Madonna
fan. I love her, love her music."
Can you imagine that? What if
Carmen sang those same songs? Better yet,
what if the followers of that genre of music were to
allow a voice such as Carmen's
to entertain them? Why, I just might return to my 'rock'
Carmen Monarcha was
born 1979 in Belém, Pará, Brazil. She was born into an
artistic family, her father is a writer and her mother a
renowned Brazilian singer. Her family moved to Rio de
Janeiro, where they stayed until
Carmen was 14, moving then to San Paulo.
Carmen studied cello
and the piano and trained to be a concert cellist as a
young girl. Carmen
then began to develop her singing voice. During the
course of her career in music she became acquainted with
fellow Brazilian singer, Carla Maffioletti. After
finishing school, she and Carla went to Maastricht,
Holland for further vocal training and were later hired
by Andre Rieu. She
has toured with the JSO steadily as of 2003.
received critical acclaim as a winner at the Bidu Sayă o
Vocal Competition, a major international singing
competition held annually in Brazil.
Carmen exudes the
confidence of an educated and successful young woman while
allowing her friendly and playful personality to shine.
We all look forward to many years of hearing her
information provided by
Carmen Monarcha 2005
Carmen Blog Page 2006
Carmen Blog Page 2008
Carmen Blog Page 2009
Carmen Brasil 2009