Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, where she received her PhD in 2014, Isabel Alcobia also studied at the Escola Superior de Canto de Madrid, where she graduated in 1994, and at the University of Cincinnati, where she completed her Masters in 1996. She has developed intense artistic activity in Portugal, performing at the most important music festivals and with the main Portuguese orchestras. Her activity as a singer also extends to Spain, France, England, Germany, the USA and the East. As a pedagogue in the area of Singing, she annually holds several masterclasses throughout the country, as well as in European and Chinese universities. She has won several prizes in singing competitions, including 1st prize in the "Cleveland International Einsteddfod", England, and also in the "Three Arts scholarship" competition, in Cincinnati, USA.