João Pedro Silva

Born in Palmela, Portugal, began his musical studies at the Humanitária Philharmonic Society, Palmela.

Master in music performance (saxophone) and music pedagogy (saxophone) by the Lisbon Superior Music School with José Massarrão. Also studied saxophone with Alberto Roque and Pedro Moreira (Luis Villas-Boas Jazz School). He also attended masterclass and seminares with Daniel Deffayet, James Houlik, Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Formeau, Henk Van Twillert, Vincent David, Carlos Martins, Jerry Bergonzi. He was laureate on Portuguese and international saxophone competitions.

Has performed with some of the most important Portuguese orchestras, like Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Lisbon Soloists Orchestra, Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra, Lisbon Hot Club Big Band, working with conducters like Eric Stearn, Alain Guingal, Wayne Marshall, among others.

As a soloist, has performed with the Portuguese Symphonic Band, Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra, Portuguese Navy Band, Portuguese Republican Guard Chamber Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitana Wind Orchestra, Portuguese Double Reed Ensemble and the Lisbon Metropolitana Percussion Orchestra.

As a soloist has recorded the cds: “TIBI – ”New Portuguese and American Music for saxophone, and more…”, “João Pedro Silva plays Jorge Salgueiro”.

Is member of the Bros. Quartet, Artemsax Quartet, L.U.M.E. – Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble and Fusion Out (music for saxophone, accordion, electronic and video), with which all it has presented all over Portugal and abroad and edited several cds. He is the musical and artistic director of the Metropolitana Saxophone Ensemble, with who has recorded and edited a cd with new original Portuguese music for saxophone ensemble.

With Lino Guerreiro, is the author of the first Portuguese didactic book for the saxophone learning, “The Educational Saxophone”, with preface by Claude Delangle.

He is saxophone and chamber music professor at the Lisbon Metropolitana Professional Music School and Palmela Regional Conservatory of Palmela. He is normally invited to give masterclass and workshops.

He Is the artistic director of FISP – Palmela International Saxophone Festival.

He is Yamaha and D’Addario Woodwinds (Rico) artist.

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