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 a strong presence on stage and an expressive and musical sensitivity combined with a dynamic and impulsive style. Fernando, portuguese cellist born in 1991, started his cello studies with Valter Mateus and finished his Bachelors (2013) with maximum classification at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE, Oporto) in Jed Barahal’s class. In 2015 he finished his Masters’ Degree in Music Performance under the guidance of the prestigious cellist Antonio Meneses at Hochschule der Künste Bern, in Switzerland. His concerts always range from solo to chamber music, having currently a regular musical activity in Portugal and abroad. As future projects, stands out the tours in EUA, China, Africa and the participation in several Music Festivals in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. He held a scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2013 until 2015 and he’s currently represented by KNS Artists, having recently released his debut CD “Après un rêve” for the same label – KNS Classical.
17 February 2018