Whilst we’re working on the finishing touch of our very first Life in Maastricht interview with drummer Marco Willems, we would like to introduce you to an expat musician from Portugal.
Rob Christian welcomed him as a guest for SHOUT-FM. You can click here for that broadcast!
His name is Bruno Ferreira. Bruno is currently based in Maastricht, achieving his Master degree with the prestigious guitarist Carlo Marchione.
Bruno is a Portuguese guitarist born in Leiria (1990) who started studying music in 2004 at the “Escola de Música do Orfeão de Leiria Conservatório de Artes”, guided by Ilda Coelho and Sónia Leitão. Recently he finished his Bachelor degree with Margarita Escarpa at Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Vigo and Enno Voorhorst (Erasmus program at Royal Conservatoire in The Hague).
Recognized for his sensibility and passion for playing a highly varied repertoire, Bruno was awarded with the first prize in the “Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Leiria 2012”. He also participated in masterclasses with worldwide known guitar performers such as Álvaro Pierri, Carlo Marchione, Costas Cotsiolis, David Russell, Elena Papandreou, Leo Brouwer, Paolo Pegoraro and Ricardo Gallén, amongst others.
His concert programs include not only repertoire written for guitar, but also specially adapted compositions. His programs are based on the performance of masterpieces by great composers, such as John Dowland, J. S. Bach, Coste, Tárrega, Barrios, Asencio and Tansman.
During his career, Bruno has showed his commitment to music by performing concerts as a soloist and in chamber music groups around Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. He has contributed to the musical field not only as a musician, but also as a teachter by sharing his knowledge with his students.
His passion for music and the determination to share this passion, is guided along a pedagogical path, to teach in a universal language how to express emotions and how to create connections between people. During the last years, the advancement of teaching how to master the guitar brought him more knowledge and experience with every kind of student and style.
Starting a partnership with a music examination centre provides an affordable and serious service to students. It also offers credibility by means of an official grade certification (Syllabus model) that can be prepared from the start by request of the students or their parents.
Are you interested in having fun learning an instrument? Would you like to book a concert or music for an event? You can get in touch with Bruno by clicking here: contact Bruno Ferreira