Vasco M. N. Pereira, Composer and conductor
Portugal, Campo Maior
My approach to classical music:
The first contact I had with classical music was through a concert by a military band I listen. But the real approache with the classical music is It was through the films and especially one in which appears a composer at the piano to write music. At that moment I decided I wanted to do "that." Consequently, I began to study music and the piano...
I do not consider myself a composer, but a writer or poet who uses the music as a medium.
A little more about myself.
I was born in Lisbon - Portugal.
I started studying music in Campo Maior - Portugal, with the teacher Mrs. Maria Amélia Dias, at the age of eight years old.
Subsequently, I studied in the Regional Conservatory of Music in Covilhã - Portugal. I moved to Badajoz, Spain, to continue my musical studies in the Superior Music Conservatory of Badajoz, specializing in Piano with Joaquín Parra and Estebán Sanchez, Composition and Instrumentation with the composer and conductor Juan Pérez Ribes. In the Seville’s Conservatory I studied folk music and in the Real Conservatorio of Madrid - Spain, I studied Gregorian Chant with the professor Ismael Fernández de la Cuesta and Orchestra’s conduction with the conductor Francisco Navarro Lara, in Córdoba – Spain, he also studied Orchestra’s Conduction.
In 1996 I founded the "Orquesta Luso - Española" (Portuguese – Spanish Orchester), which he directed until 2009, to pursue other projects dedicated to chamber music with groups smaller and mainly to devote himself to composition. This orchestra had the particularity of being composed of young musicians Portuguese and Spanish. His repertoire encompassed all ages and styles, from "Baroque Music" to the "Contemporary Music". From this orchestra, many students they are integrated many orchestras and professionals bands.
I was a member from your foundation the "Association of Composers Extremadura" and collaborator, either as lecturer either as a musician, the "Ateneo de Badajoz” in Spain.
In 2009, I founded the "Ars Ad Septem - Cultural Association of Campo Maior," association dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of Portuguese Art and Culture.
While in 2009, I founded the "Ensemble of Flutes bevel" dedicated to the music of the Renaissance and Baroque.
In 2011, I founded CAMERAʇtA IBÉRICA, which is the artistic director and musical and also the resident composer and arranger. This ensemble is dedicated to the arrangements of symphonic / orchestral and contemporary music. It is formed by musicians from Spain and Portugal. Their training is instrumental Current: 2 saxophones, 1 clarinet, 1 horn and 1 piano.
Since September 2015, he is the artistic director and musical of the Coral Públia Hortênsia de Castro de Elvas, Portugal.
I worked with several musicians such as Rita D'Arcangelo and Luisa Sello - flutists, the soprano Maria Laura Martorana and I Cinque Elementi - Wind Ensemble of Italy; Galan Trio of Greece, Spanish Clarinets Quartet VERT; the soprano Ana Luisa Ramos and Quarteto of Clarinetas Omega of Brazil, the French singers Sabine Steffan and Cécile Bonnet both soprano, Eric Fraj popular singer; Polish soprano Anna Emanuela Politalska; the Russian pianist Natalia Mogilevskaya, Anna Sutyagina, the spanish flutist Antonio Berdonez, the portugueses sopranos Mónica Pais, Marina Pacheco, Rita Moldão and some more musiciens and artists.
I wrote the first song cycle for soprano and clarinet quartet all Music History. It is a cycle dedicated to poetry written in Latin Portuguese, French, Spanish, Galician, Valencian and Brézilien, whose premiere was in November 28 2015 in Carcaixent, Spain by the Clarinetes Quartet VERT.
My music is edited by "Music Vall Edicions Musicals C. B." of Valencia, Spain.