Joel Vaz

Joel Vaz, was born in1984 in Ponte de Lima, Portugal. He began his musical education at Escola Profissional de Musica de Viana do Castelo, where he studied oboe with Professors Ricardo Pazo, Daniel Fuster and Francesco Sanmassimo. In 2002, he was admitted to Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Garetti and Frederique Broulluin, finishing his undergraduate and graduate diploma in the class of Professor Sally Dean.
He has collaborated with the following Orchestras: Orchestre d’Harmonie des Jeunes de L’Union Europeenne, Portuguese Youth Orchestra, Orchestre des Alpes, Madeira Classical Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Conservatoire Musique Genève, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, United Nations Orchestra (Genève), Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música, Camerata Venia (Genève), Gulbenkian Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, under the Direction of Jan cober, Lawrence Foster, Antoine Marguier, João Afonso Cerqueira, Jean-Sebastien Berau, Nikolay Lalov, Franck Ollu, Joana Carneiro, Jean-Marc Bourfin, Pedro Neves, Marko Letonja, Cesario Costa, Christoph König, Paul McCreesh, Evgeny Buskov, Michael Wendeberg , Christian Vasquez, Leopold Hager, Emilio Pomarico, Kyril Petrov, Neeme Jarvi, Ton Koopman, and Esa-Pekka Salonen among others.
Joel has performed as a soloist with Metropolitan Academic Orchestra, Cascais & Oeiras Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of G.N.R. He has also worked in masterclasses and privately with Ernest Rambout, Lazlo Hadady, Francisco Luis Vieira, Alex Klein, Pedro Ribeiro, Hristo Kasmetski, Kevin Vignae, Christian Wetzel, Paul Keiser, Thomas Indermülle, Jesus Fuster, Hänsjorg Schellenberger, François Leleux, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Celia Nicklin, Washington Barella and Stefan Schilli.
In 2010 he was selected to Académie musicale de Villecroze, were he study with Alexei Ogrintchouk. He was also selected to take part in International Ensemble Modern Academy 2011. Joel holds a Master Diplom at Haute École de Musique de Genève, in the class of Roland Perrenoud. Currently he is a member of Ensemble Palhetas Duplas and National Republican Guard Symphonic Band.

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