2005 Awardee: Carla Caramujo

It is with enormous gratitude and honour that I accept the Award


The Dewar Arts Awards are not just for exceptionally talented young Scots. They can also support exceptionally talented young artists from all over the world, who are currently living and working in Scotland.

Carla Caramujo is one of two Portuguese opera students to receive an Award while she studied at the RSAMD, Glasgow. Carla came to Glasgow after studying with Laura Sarti at the Guildhall School in London. She is ‘an exciting young lyric coloratura soprano with a voice of outstanding quality’ and possesses a voice with instinctive musicianship, impressive range and great potential.

Already a winner of a number of competitions, including first prize in the Musikförderpreis for voice and piano at the Hans-Sachs-Loge in Nuremberg, Germany (with Maki Yoneta on piano), Carla is a vibrant and focused performer with great dramatic potential.

How the Award Helped

Carla received a Dewar Arts Award to assist her in her operatic studies at the RSAMD, Glasgow

Since the Award

Carla gained a Master of Opera degree with Distinction from the RSAMD. Since graduation, Carla has worked in the UK, Portugal and Mexico. She sang the role of Madame Herz in Mozart’s The Impresario in the Teatro das Figuras, Faro. She was invited to audition for La Scala, Milan.

It is with enormous gratitude and honour that I accept the Award