International competitions are already his, at the young age of eleven
Eleven year old Rafael was born in Portugal but lives with his family in the Republic of Moldova.
His singing talent was evident very early on and from 2009 onwards, he participated in a string of music contests and won many awards, including from countries such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. Ballroom dancing is also on his list of achievements, winning accolades there also.
Earlier this year Rafael was lucky enough to celebrate his birthday on the stage of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet ‘Maria Biesu’ together with the orchestra and renowned conductor Dumitru Curciumaru. He continued this success later in the year by winning first prize at the ‘EuroKinds Italia’ contest and in moderating the ‘Marul De Aur’ international music festival in Chisinau.