Erica Mandillo holds a master's degree in biophysics from the Faculty of Science in Lisbon, studied piano and received singing lessons at the Lisbon National Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Gulbenkian choir and the choir of the São Carlos National Theatre.
In 2008, she was invited to direct the artistic activities of the 2nd cycle of the Saint-Joseph College in Lisbon. In 2012, she joined the teaching staff of the National Conservatory of Music of Lisbon, where she was responsible for teaching the choir and body expression class.
She is the founder and artistic director of the association Voz em Movimento, the Camerata Fiorentina and the CIUL - Coro Infantil da Universidade de Lisboa (Children's Choir of the University of Lisbon). With the latter group, she gives numerous concerts in Portugal and abroad.
I started with 8 children, then 20, then 40... Currently we are over 180. We work once a week, on Sunday, for two and a half hours. The sectional rehearsals are held once a month. We are fortunate to benefit from the University Hall, one of the largest halls in Lisbon, which has one thousand six hundred seats and a grand piano.