Pedro Emanuel Pereira


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Pedro Emanuel Pereira was born in 1990 in Guimarães, Portugal.

Already at the age of 5, he began his musical studies by playing the piano. He then attended the musical high school in his native country where he was graduated in 2008 with honours. During his education, he studied in the class of Marian Pivka.

When he was only 15 years old, he won the International Piano Competition for Youth City of San Sebastian, Spain, in the superior category up to 24 years. One year later he made his debut in Casa da Musica, in Oporto.

In 2008-2014, Pedro Emanuel Pereira studied in Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky under Professor Vera Gornostaeva’s guidance and supported by a scholarship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

During his studies in Moscow, Pedro Emanuel performed in all Russia as a soloist, with orchestras, and in chamber music groups. He gave recitals in many important halls such as Rachmaninov Hall, Small Hall and Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Sviatoslav Richter Museum, Big Hall of the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music, and the Moscow Kremlin.

He has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Kazan Symphony Orchestra,  Tomsk Symphony Orchestra, Kaluga Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. He has also collaborated with conductors such as Misha Rachlevsky, Borja Quintas, João Tiago Santos, A. Levin, Artun Hoinic and Feihu Tsao.

His international career has already opened him perform at venues throughout the world, as well as at a number of prestigious festivals in Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and U.S.A.

In 2015-2017, Pedro Emanuel Pereira studied in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, under Professor Naum Grubert guidance, with a scholarship from the Jacques Vonk Foundation as the best incoming master student. He graduated with honours, with the highest possible mark.

In July 2017, he won the first prize at the 19th edition of the prestigious Santa Cecilia International Competition in Oporto. As a prize, he will launch a CD recording by the Spanish label KNS Classical, and perform through all Europe.