Silvia Maria Pires Cabrera Berg, was born in São Paulo, Brazil and was educated at the University of São Paulo as a composer. In 1984, she received a scholarship from CNPQ (National Scientific Research Center) which allowed further studies in Europe. Living in Denmark since 1985, Silvia Berg was also educated at Copenhagen University as conductor.
She is a well regarded conductor, directing the Ensemble Øresund of Contemporary Music in Copenhagen from 1998 -2000, AmaCantus since 1998, and several other choirs and groups, including stage productions and Festivals.
As composer, her music has been played at many concerts throughout Europe, Brazil and USA.