With Francisco Henriques on the violin, Pedro Massarrão on the cello and José Pedro Ribeiro on piano, the Trio Adamastor was formed in the midst of Paulo Pacheco’s Chamber Music Class at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
In addition to being guided from the beginning by Paulo Pacheco, the Trio has also had the opportunity to work with teachers such as Miguel Henriques, José Massarrão and Paulo Gaio Lima.
To date, the Trio has performed in several rooms throughout the country, including the Auditório Vianna da Motta, the Cascais Cultural Center and the Casa da Música, always trying to interpret repertoire stretching from the ages of W. A. Mozart to the more contemporary authors such as Arvo Pärt and Vasco Mendonça.
Trio Adamastor was recently awarded the first prize in the category of Chamber Music (Senior level) of the Prémio Jovens Músicos.
He began his musical studies at the age of six, with Gareguin Aroutiounian as his violin teacher. During this time he continued to maintain a regular choral activity.
In Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa he is currently attending the 2nd year of Master’s Degree in Violin Teaching and the 3rd year of Bachelor’s degree in Lyric Singing with his voice teacher Sílvia Mateus. He is also participating in different groups of the Escola superior de Música from which the most relevant are the ensemble of the Opera Studio and the Camerata Gareguin Aroutiounian.
He has also dedicated himself with great interest to Chamber Music and won in the edition of 2017 of the Prémio Jovens Músicos the first prize in the category of Chamber Music (Senior Level). Francisco Henriques performed in this competition with Pedro Massarrão on the cello and José Pedro Ribeiro on the piano as part of the Trio Adamastor.
Francisco Henriques has performed with the rest Trio Adamastor and as a soloist on the violin and singing in different halls such as CCB, Palácio da Foz, Convento do Carmo, Igreja de São Roque, Ajuda National Palace, Auditório Vianna da Motta, S. Luis, Casa da Música and the Great Hall of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
He began his musical studies in 2003 in the class of Teresa Portugal at the Music School of the National Conservatory. In 2011, he continued his studies with Sofia Gomes joining in 2013 Luís Sá Pessoa’s class. He attended several masterclasses with cellists such as Paulo Gaio Lima, Michel Strauss, Levon Mouradian and Susanne Müller-Hornbach. He finished high school at EMCN and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in Escola Superior de Música.
José Pedro Ribeiro
José Pedro Ribeiro, born in 1995, began his musical studies at the age of 11 at the Music Academy of the Sociedade Filarmónica de Vizela. He completed the complementary piano course at the Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá having worked with Ingrid Sotolarova.
He performed in several masterclasses with pianists such as Miguel Borges Coelho, Luís Filipe Sá, Ana Raquel Rosa and was advised by Christian A. Pohl, Luis Pipa, Sofia Lourenço and Madalena Soveral.
Abroad, he performed at the Antonin Dvorak Sal in the Czech Republic and in Portugal at the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, at Casa da Música in Oporto, at the Great Hall of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at Centro Cultural de Cascais. He was also invited to participate on the 1st International Piano Festival of Amarante.
In 2017, he won the 1st prize (Senior Level) on the Póvoa de Varzim Piano Competition and the 1st prize in the chamber music (Senior Level) category on the Prémio Jovens Músicos with the Trio Adamastor.
He has recorded several times for Antena 2. Currently, he is finishing his bachelor’s Degree as part of the class of the pianist and teacher Miguel Henriques.