Choirmaster Luiz de Godoy
was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He received his first musical training as a choirboy in his home town, and at the Escola
Municipal de Música de São Paulo. After obtaining academic degrees from universities in Brazil, Germany and Portugal, he continued
his studies at Viennas Music University.
His professional career started in his childhood. De Godoys talent has been recognized by numerous scholarships and
prizes. At the age of 16, he won first prize at a major piano competition in Brazil. Later, he was awarded scholarships by
UNESCO, the government of the United States, the European Union and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, which took him to study
and perform in the USA, Germany, France and Italy. In 2016, he won the Erwin Ortner Prize for choral music.
Luiz de Godoy has worked with Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young, and with the Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He was appointed choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir in 2016 and is responsible
for the selection of his choirs repertoire, their rehearsals, concerts, tours, recording and film sessions. In addition,
de Godoy works with the choir of the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Choir Academy of the Vienna State Opera.
To him, music is an essential part of life; a human virtue.