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Transverse Flute

The transverse flute produces medium to high pitch notes, and we usually hear it playing quick sequences of  many notes. The challenge of producing a beautiful sound on the flute will be overcome each day, mastering the way your blow behaves in … Read More

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Piano

The piano is with no doubt the most popular classical instrument. It’s an instrument where the maths of music is visually clear, with all the notes displayed from octave to octave just waiting for our fingers. And it is an instrument … Read More

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Classical Guitar

The Classical Guitar is a plucked strings instrument which means that the sound is produced by the fingers plucking the strings. Its six strings produce notes from low to medium pitch, and you can either play melodies on a single … Read More

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Double Bass

The Double Bass is the biggest bow instrument and also the one who reaches the lowest notes. Its sound is produced through the friction of the bow on its thick strings or through the pizzicato. It belongs to the family of … Read More

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Viola

The Viola is known for its deep and full sound, producing low notes within a small bodied instrument. In the orchestra, it has the fundamental role of approaching the high and the low pitches from the other string instruments, playing intermediate … Read More

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Cello

The Cello is an instrument whose sound is produced through the friction of the bow on the strings or through the pizzicato. It has a lower pitch than the violin and the viola, but higher than the double bass, all instruments … Read More

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Violin

The violin produces a medium to high pitch sound, with its characteristic long notes full of vibratto. What, you don’t know what vibratto is? Well, we can tell you it is one of the many techniques you will learn while playing … Read More

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Ivan Knezevic

Ivan Knezevic was born in Belgrade and found his love for music early in life. As a four year old, he joined the Belgrade Choir “Kolibri”. At the age of six, he decided all of his own accord that he … Read More

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Caroline Busser

Caroline Busser, cellist of French and German origin, was born in Munich. As a five year old, she received her first music lessons, learned the flute, violin and piano before she fell in love with the cello, which would fascinate … Read More

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Tiago Paraíso

Tiago Filipe Santos Paraiso was born in Leiria, Portugal in 1983. At the age of 8 started his music education at the S.A.M.P. art school in Pousos, Leiria. He was 17 when he entered the Escola Profissional de Artes da … Read More

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Rui Teixeira

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André Gaio Pereira

A soloist with regular recital and concerto appearances, a keen chamber musician and orchestral player, André Gaio Pereira is a Portuguese violinist residing in London. André was nominated Young Musician of the Year in Portugal in 2017 and consequently performed … Read More

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Raúl Gouveia

Born in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal, he began his studies with 14 years old in saxophone at the Philharmonic Society of the same town with professor Jorge Paulino. In 2010 he studied at the Alto Alentejo Regional Conservatoire with professor … Read More

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Marco Alves dos Santos

Marco finished his Vocal Studies at Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a fellowship from the portuguese Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and beganhis career as a professional soloist on 2003. He performed as soloist in Portugal, Spain,France, Italy, United Kingdom and … Read More

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Carolina Figueiredo

Carolina Figueiredo completed her Singing Course at the Lisbon Conservatory of Music in 2005, and studies today on a regular basis with Manuela de Sá. She also regularly attends masterclasses with Susan Waters and Lucia Mazzaria. Ms. Figueiredo has performed … Read More

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Carla Simões

Born in Lisbon, Carla Simões made her dèbut as “Pamina”, in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and went on gathering a vast operatic repertoire of Mozart roles, such as “Donna Anna”, “Fiordiligi or Cherubino”, and others: Avondano’s “Clarice and Lisetta” from Il … Read More

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Aiman Mussakhajayeva

National Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Rector of Kazakh National University of Arts, Aiman Mussakhajayeva is a prominent public figure. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky (with Professor Valery Klimov). Laureate and winner: International Contest … Read More

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Carolina Alves

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Tiago Oliveira

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Fernando Costa

Fernando Costa has been claimed as “a safe value of the new generation of performers in Portugal” (Casa da Música, Oporto). A young cellist whose recognition and prestigious awards are the result of his emotional and resonant performances, marked by … Read More

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