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Integrated Doctor | Associate Professor
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Graduated from the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in 2002, continues his musical studies (Master in Music) in the United States of America at Indiana University, studying with the cellists Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Janos Starker. At this University he is assistant to cellist Susan Moses at the Indiana University’s String Academy. In June 2014, he completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts at Boston University, studying with cellists Michael Reynolds and George Neikrug. At the same University he  on string quartet performance with Raphaael Hillyer, founding member of the Julliard Quartet. As Research and Dissertation work, he developes an analytical study of the works for cello by the Portuguese composer Fernando Lopes Graça. At the same University he was Assistant Professor to Michael Reynolds and was awarded as a member of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Lambda. In the field of early music, he integrates, as part of his PhD studies, studies in the area of ​​early interpretation and performance of baroque cello and viola da Gamba. He works at the level of instrumental performance, baroque cello with Sara Freiburg (Boston Barroque) and viola da gamba with Laura Jeppeson (Boston Baroque). He participates in masterclasses with Phoebe Carrai (Julliard School of Music) and Stanley Ritchie (Indiana University). From 2001 to 2003 he is a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, performing in some of the main European concert halls and performing under the direction of conductors such as Sir Colin Davis and Vladimir Ashkenadzy. Several works are dedicated to him, including the work “Passo Cruzado” (suite for solo cello), by the Polish composer Igor Iwanek, premiered at the “Boston Portuguese Festival”, in 2012, and the work “Circumloquios Enrevesados” by the Mexican composer Alejandro Castillo, premiered in August 2009 in Bloomington, USA. He performs solo and chamber music concerts as a baroque cellist and gambist with groups such as Boston University Baroque ensemble (performing as a soloist and under the direction of Martin Perlman), Add Libitum ensemble, and solo with harpsichordist Frederick Jodry  (Brown University ). From 2013 to 2018 he was musical director of the Cello de Sta. Cristina project / International Cello Festival of Sta Cristina, a project involving some of the most prestigious musicians and pedagogues of today. He is currently a professor at the Universidade de Aveiro, the Instituto Superior Jean Piaget de Viseu and the Universidade Católica PortuguesaIn the field of early music he is a member of the Iberian ensemble as a baroque cellist and Gambist. He regularly performs in solo and chamber music (as a member of the Quarteto Suggia) and regularly performs masterclasses at festivals and universities in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and the USA.