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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 Beira Interior to study bassoon with the teacher João Brito. After three years he was admitted to join the bassoon studio at the Instituto Jean Piaget and he graduated after studying the last two years of his academic education with teacher Eduardo Sirtori at the Évora University, Portugal.
Among the masterclasses he attended at the International Music festival and School, in Saarburg (Germany), the Summer Course in Caldas da Rainha with the teacher Hughes Kesteman, the 18th edition of Curso Internacional de Aperfeiçoamento para Jovens Músicos do INATEL in Portalegre. He participated the Bassoon Masterclasses given by Pierre Oliver Martens, Rui Lopes and Afonso Venturieri. Tiago also performed as a member of the workshop of Orquestra Sinfónica do Alto Minho, conducted by maestro Márcio Pereira and the 1st Workshop of Orquestra de Jovens Músicos conducted by Henrique Piloto and Pedro Figueiredo. He performed as an orchestra member in the Conducting Masterclasses by prestigious artists like Maestro Jean Sebastian Bérrou and Mitchell J. Fennell at the Conservatório Nacional in Lisbon.
Tiago found out about his passion for jazz when he attended the Jazz Workshops given by Prof. Pedro Moreira at the Instituto Piaget. Since then, he is been working and experimenting to explore the unusual expressive potential of the Bassoon in Jazz.
Tiago was often invited to be a part of several professional and semiprofessional ensembles like the European Union Wind Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional of São Carlos, Orquestra Clássica do Sul, Sinfonieta de Lisboa, played as 1st bassoon at the Orquestra da Compahia de Ópera Portuguesa, Ensemble Moderno that belongs to the Conservatório Nacional in Lisbon, Orquestra da Escola Profissional da Beira Interior, Institute Piaget Orchestra, Nossa Senhora do Cabo Students Orchestra, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa Orchestra, Wind Orchestra of the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa and played at the orchestra of the musical Sweeney Todd.
As a member of these groups he performed high profile repertoire in most of the European big cities and recorded a number of CDs and concerts for the Nacional Radio RDP-Antena 2. He enjoyed working with very prestigious conductors, among them, Cesário Costa, Rui Pinheiro, Vasco Pierce Azevedo, Alberto Roque, Roberto Peres, Marko Letonja, Jan Cober, Nikolay Lalov, Christopher Bochmann, Francesco Lentini, James Liu, João Paulo Santos and Rui Massena.
He played as a soloist with the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras and the Institute Piaget Orchestra.
Tiago Paraíso is every week performing in Portugal most important stages, but most frequently in Cascais as a member of the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras and at Sinfónica de Cascais, where he is full member. In Lisbon, Tiago often appears with the Ensemble de Palhetas Duplas of which he is a founding member.
Passing on professional and artistic experiences to the younger ones is very important for Tiago Paraíso. He is a dedicated teacher at the Cascais and Palmela Conservatories. He has also taught a Masterclasse orchestral playing such at 1º Estágio de Banda Sinfónica da Beira Interior.
He is finishing the Masters in Music Teaching at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.

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