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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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António Pereira was born in Mirandela, where he began his musical studies. Disciple of Ana Bela Chaves, he dedicates much of his time to teaching at the University of Aveiro – DeCA, and at the Superior School of Applied Arts of Castelo Branco – ESART as a specialist professor. His education reflects his experience at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do Porto (degree in music), Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia (postgraduate), having perfected his knowledge under the guidance of professors such as Gérard Caussé, Nobuko Imai, Richard Gwilt, Ulrich Eichenauer, Walter Levin and Wolfram Christ, among others. Master in Music Teaching from the University of Aveiro, António Pereira regularly guides viola masterclasses, and is a jury member of several national and international competitions. Its students are present in the most important national and international youth orchestras, as well as being annually distinguished in various competitions. He is currently a Phd Student at the University of Aveiro.

Doctoral Project
The Role of François Broos in the Emancipation of the Interpretative and Pedagogical Practice of Viola as a Soloist Instrument

This investigation aims to place François Broos (1903-2002) in the international circuit as the emancipator of viola as a solo instrument. Based on texts, interviews and comparison of recordings, I intend to achieve this objective by identifying the origin and principles that define the interpretive and pedagogical models developed by François Broos, as well as the performative and pedagogical action of this violist. Thus, I intend to assess his role in the emancipation of the practice of viola in relation to that of the violin, and how it sparked interest in this instrument from the second half of the XX century in Portugal - with international repercussion -, both in terms of education, practice and the creation of a new repertoire. This work contributes to the 4th, 5th and 17th Sustainable Development Goals.