Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas was born in 1983 and began his musical studies on the oboe in 1997, having studied with Luís Mota, Andrew Swinnerton and Linda Carina at the music school of the Philharmonic Society Gualdim Pais in Tomar.

In 2002 he was admitted at the Superior School of Music in Lisbon in the Oboe Superior Course led by Professor Andrew Swinnerton. At the same school, he had the opportunity to work in chamber music and contemporary music with Christopher Bochmann, Luís Correia, Nuno Inácio and Olga Prats.

He participated in masterclasses and other musical training courses with several oboists, such as Hänsjorg Schellenberger, Thomas Indermühle, Isaac Duarte, Omar Zoboli, Ernest Rombout and Christian Wetzel.

In 2004, he joined the Symphonic Band of the Portuguese National Republican Guard. Among others, he collaborated with the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, Sintra Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Lisbon Orchestra and Gulbenkian Orchestra. Between 2005 and 2008, he was 1st oboe of the Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In 2007, completing his degree in Oboe at the Superior School of Music in Lisbon, he performed solo the Richard Strauss oboe concert with the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Lisbon and Tomar.

Within the field of chamber music, he is part of Trio Persona with Natália Grossmannová (flute) and Joana Vieira (piano). The Trio made its debut in 2008 at the Forfest Festival in the Czech Republic, premiering works by Sérgio Azevedo and Christopher Bochmann, among others.

He is currently part of the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra and the GNR Symphonic Band. He is a founding member of Ensemble Palhetas Duplas, sponsored by Yamaha.

He recently participated in the world premiere of the Ibero-American Youth Orchestra, with concerts in Lisbon and Madrid, conducted by the renowned Maestro Gustavo Dudamel.

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