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Filipe Quaresma

Filipe Quaresma (1980), is “… one of the most interesting Portuguese musicians of today” (Jornal Público) and has a “…. precise and superbly articulated way of playing, full of passion and quite contemplative …” (The Strad Magazine).
Conciliate his intense solo career and chamber music with the activity of cello teacher at ESMAE – IPP, the place of first cello in the Baroque Orchestra Casa da Música (CdM) and Darcos Ensemble, the Remix Ensemble CdM, the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble and the Orchester Révolutionnaire et Romantique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
He has performed in very important venues such as Casa da Música, Gulbenkian Foundation, CCB, New York Carnegie Hall, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Tonhalle Zürich, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musikverein, Philharmonie Luxembourg and Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, ​​working with the most prestigious Portuguese and foreign musicians.
He studied at EPABI (Covilhã, Portugal) with Rogério Peixinho, at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK) with David Strange and Mats Lidström, and at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Firenze, Italy) with Natalia Gutman. Throughout his career he has had the honor of working with the most prestigious cellists, either academically or professionally: Eliaz Arizcuren, Márcio Carneiro, Colin Carr, Frans Helmerson, Anssi Karttunen, Paulo Gaio Lima, Maria de Macedo, Zara Nelsova, Luís Sá Person, Jian Wang, among others.
He has won several prizes and scholarships of national and international prestige, including the ARAM (Associate Royal Academy of Music) award in 2010.
His discography is extensive, always with the best critics, highlighting “Sonatas for cello and piano” (2017) with pianist António Rosado and the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Luís Tinoco (ODRADEK 2018), recorded live on his debut at CCB in 2017.
Filipe Quaresma plays with a violoncello by Christian Bayon and a baroque cello by António Capela.

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