Carvalho Pedro

(Portugal)

PEDRO PLAYS :
SOPRANO SAX : VANDOREN S25 AND SL4 MOUTHPIECES, TRADITIONAL AND V12 n°3,5 REEDS, OPTIMUM AND M/O LIGATURES
ALTO SAX : VANDOREN A28 AND AL4 MOUTHPIECES, TRADITIONAL AND V12 N°3 OR N°3,5 REEDS, OPTIMUM AND M/O LEATHER AND KLASSIK LIGATURES
TENOR SAX : VANDOREN T20 MOUTHPIECE, TRADITIONAL AND V12 N°3,5 REEDS
BARITONE SAX : VANDOREN B35 MOUTHPIECE, TRADITIONAL N°3,5 REEDS

Born in Coimbra (Portugal) in 1985, Pedro Carvalho is graduated from Aveiro University — Communication and Art Department. He studied Saxophone at Coimbra National Conservatory Music School with Madeira Alves and Paulo Almeida at Espinho Professional Music School with Francisco Ferreira and at Aveiro University with Fernando Ramos.
He has participated to lesssons with: Arno Bornkamp, António Filipe Belijar, Alfonso Padilla, Alberto Roque, Alexandre Doisy, Albert Julià, Christian Wirth, Claude Delangle, Fabrizio Mancuzo, Gerard McChrystal, Gilberto Bernardes, Henk Van Twillert, Jean Yves Fourmeau, Jean Marie Londeix, Jean-Denis Michat, James Houlik, João Figueiredo, José Massarão, Mário Marzi, Otis Murphy, Vincent David, Stephane Laport, Xelo Giner, Jean Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet, Amsterdam saxophone Quartet, Quad Quartet among others.

In 2007 he took part to the Université Européenne de saxophone in Gap (France) with C. Delangle, A. Bornkamp, C. Wirth, V. David, J. D. Michat, F. Mancuso, P. Braquart.
In 2009 he won the second prize in the IV International Competition of Music Terras de La Salette (Oliveira de Azemeis) – Portugal.
He has played with several orchestras such as Portuguese Symphonic Band, Espinho Classical Orchestra, Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, Porto Music Conservatory Orchestra, Aveiro University Symphonic Band, Centro Orchestra, Santa Maria da Feira Symphonic Band, Orfeão de Leiria Orchestra, Grupo de Instrumentos de Sopro Coimbra Orchestra with great conductors such as Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Ian Cober, Jan Van der Roost, José Rafael Vilaplana, Cesário Costa, Alberto Roque, Douglas Bostock, Norton Milanez, Ernst Schelle, Adelino Martins, André Granjo, Araújo Pereira, Carlos Marques, José Pedro Figueiredo, João Paulo Fernandes, Francisco Ferreira, Fernando Marinho, Luís Carvalho, Luís Cardoso, José Firmino, Paulo Martins, Pedro Neves, among others.
He has won prizes at several saxophone contests, and appeared like a Soloist with Orfeão de Leiria Conservatory Music School Wind Orchestra.
He has performed in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy.

He was a teacher at Leiria Conservatory Music School, David Sousa Music Conservatory in Figueira da Foz and Alcobaça Academy Music School and gave Masterclasses and Workshops in Aveiro, Águeda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Figueira da Foz, Pombal, Coimbra, Santarém, among others.
Interested in the creation and development of Portuguese Contemporary Music, his Master Degree Thesis talks about: “The influence of the voice on the artistic expression of a saxophone”.

He is a member of the Art Sax Quartet and Artistic Director of the S.F. Louriçalense Saxophone Ensemble.