Biella Da Costa

Biella Da Costa

One of Venezuela’s most acclaimed vocalists. She studied with Francisco Kraus at The Conservatorio Jose Angel Lamas, with Yoshiko Miki and Hilda Breer at the Escuela de Opera de Caracas, and privately with Irene Ebersteins. During the nineties Biella became lead vocalist for rock band, Casablanca. Later she discovered the local jazz scene. Since then, Biella has shared the stage with internationally renowened artists such as Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Blood Sweat & Tears, Caetano Veloso, David Sanborn, Chuck Mangione and many others.
Biella performs extensively in Latin America and has appeared in prestigious jazz festivals and venues throughout Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Holland, Spain, Russia , the USA and Canada.
In Venezuela she has performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar. Since November 2000 she has been performing Osvaldo Golijov’s “La Pasión Según San Marcos” (It was recorded at the Carre Theatre in Holland), “Ayre” and “Oceana”.
Biella has numerous recordings to her credit: “El Sueño” with Casablanca, “Solo Jazz” ,“Jazz & Blues” and “Biella Da Costa en Navidad.” Biella is also featured on “Monk in The Sun”, a tribute to Thelonious Monk released in the U.S. in which she sings Monk’s celebrated ballad “Round Midnight”. In February 2013 she performed at Carnegie Hall with very nice reviews. Biella currently teaches at UNEARTE (Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes) in Caracas.



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