©2017 BY PEDRO TEIXEIRA

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UPCOMING PROJECTS

Concerts, workshops and masterclasses

A quick glimpse of Pedro's upcoming concerts and projects:

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MASTERPIECES OF THE RENAISSANCE

02/02/20 | 20h00

Seville, Spain

Espacio Turina

The Sevillian ensemble Bach Accademia will perform a programme entirely dedicated to some of the masterpieces of Portuguese polyphony. Missa Cantate Domino, a mass setting for double choir, is the central piece of the concert. Around it, major works by Magalhães, Melgaz, Cardoso, Brito and the spaniard Lopes-Morago.

Bach Accademia

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

15/02/20 | 19h00

Lisbon​

Teatro Nacional São Carlos

Salão Nobre

In Luar, Coro Ricercare will perform an alluring programme through wisely chosen repertoire around a striking moonlight. Beautiful poetry will meet amazing repertoire in an enticing and surprising concert that will bring to life several of the most striking contemporary pieces for choir. 

RTP - Antena 2 - broadcast live

Coro Ricercare

Rodrigo Gomes, piano

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

08/03/20 | 16h00, Lisbon

Igreja Colégio S. João de Brito

Temporada de Órgão S. João de Brito


Officium Ensemble will perform a programme focused on masterpieces of Iberian Renaissance, in a thrilling programme that encompasses composers such as Magalhães, Lobo and Cardoso, among others. 

Officium Ensemble

Sérgio Silva, organ

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

 

2019-20 AT A GLANCE

A glance at this season's concerts and projects

 
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POEMARIUM

04/10/19 | 21h30 Santiago do Cacém
Auditorio António Chainho

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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22ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ÉVORA CATHEDRAL MUSIC SCHOOL

10-13/10/19 | Évora
Eborae Musica

Pedro Teixeira, artistic director

DUARTE LOBO

12/10/19 | 19h Évora
Évora Cathedral

Officium Ensemble & Capella Sanctæ Crucis

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Tiago Simas Freire, conductor

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CANTE

24/11/19 | 18h00 Torres Vedras, Portugal

Coro Ricercare

Ensemble Darcos

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Nuno Côrte-Real, conductor

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OFFICIUM DEFUNCTORUM VICTORIA

30/11/19 | 20h30 Seville
01/12/19 | 18h30 Seville, Spain

Coro de la SMS

Sociedad Musical de Sevilla

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Red Bauble

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

21/12/19 | 21h30 Lisbon
Igr. S. Vicente de Fora

Coro Ricercare

Sinfonietta de Lisboa

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, conductor

CANTE

05/01/20 | 17h00 Serpa
Auditório Municipal de Serpa, Portugal

Coro Ricercare

Ensemble Darcos

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Nuno Côrte-Real, conductor

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THE SPLENDOUR OF PORTUGUESE POLYPHONY

02/02/20 | 20h30 Seville
Espacio Turina

Bach Accademia

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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LUAR

15/02/20 | 19h Lisbon
Teatro Nacional São Carlos
Festival Antena 2

Coro Ricercare

Rodrigo Gomes, piano

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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REQUIEM AETERNAM

08/03/20 | 16h00 Lisbon
Igreja Colégio S. João de Brito

Filipe de Magalhães' Requiem

Officium Ensemble

Sérgio Silva, organ

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

REQUIEM AETERNAM

28/03/2020 | 18h Évora

Convento dos Remédios

POSTPONED

NEW DATE:

20/09/20 | 18h

Filipe de Magalhães' Requiem

Officium Ensemble

Sérgio Silva, organ

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Sérgio Silva organist

REMINISCÊNCIAS

26/04/20 |  17h Lisbon

Dias da Música CCB

POSTPONED

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Daniel Bernardes, piano

Pedro Moreira, conductor

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MUSICA SACRA

16/05/20 | 20h Brauweiler
Brauweiler Abbey
Musica Sacra Nova Brauweiler - Germany

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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MASTERCLASS ON CHORAL CONDUCTING

21-24/04/20 | Tenerife, Spain

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

EVOKE RICERCARE

30/05/20 | 21h Lisbon
Igreja do Loreto

Coro Ricercare & Evoke (UK)

Victoria Ely, conductor

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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BEETHOVEN MASS IN C

07/06/20 | 16h Lisbon
Igr. Colégio S. João Brito

Mass in C op. 86

Coro Ricercare

Melleo Harmonia

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Joaquim Ribeiro, conductor

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LISBON CHORAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS

19-21/06/20 | Lisbon

Nova Era Vocal Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, teacher

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9TH FESTIVAL COROS DE VERÃO

26-29/06/20 | Lisbon
CCB

Pedro Teixeira, adjudicator

MISA DE MAGRANÉ

06/07/20 | 20h Barcelona
Palau de la Musica

Musica Reservata Barcelona

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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MUSIC THROUGH HISTORY

10/07/20 | Castelo de Vide

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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Pebbles on the Sand

FIMM MARVÃO

MEDITATIONIS

26/07/19 | 11h30 Marvão
Igr. N. Sra. da Estrela

Coro Ricercare

Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, cello

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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FIMM MARVÃO FESTIVAL CHORUS

July 2020

Festival Internacional de Música de Marvão
Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

PAST EVENTS

Highlights from recent seasons

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GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

November 25, 2018

Rosa Immaculata

Coro Gulbenkian

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Laus Polyphoniae Officium

LAUS POLYPHONIÆ ANTWERP

August 24, 2018

Requiem a 8, Duarte Lobo

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

OUDEMUZIEK UTRECHT

August 26, 2018

Missa Pange Lingua, Josquin

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

April 22, 2018

Alma

Coro Gulbenkian

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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FIMM MARVÃO

July 28, 2018

Requiem a 8, Duarte Lobo

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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FESTIVAL ARTE SACRO MADRID

March 3, 2019

The Golden Age of Portuguese Polyphony

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

FIMM MARVÃO

July 20, 2019

Uma Terra de Água, Ar e Fogo

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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FIMM MARVÃO

July 26, 2019

Carmina Burana

Marvão Festival Chorus

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

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CISTERMÚSICA

July 7 & 27, 2019

Masterpieces of the Renaissance

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL

August 1-4, 2019

Singapore

Pedro Teixeira, adjudicator

 

BIOGRAPHY

Pedro Teixeira is one of Europe’s foremost choral conductors. Between 2012 and 2017 he held the title of choral director of Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, where in addition to preparing large-scale symphonic and choral works, he was noted for fine-tuning the choir’s sound through a series of a cappella concerts. 


Born in Lisbon, Pedro attained a Masters degree in Choral Conducting at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, gaining much performance experience as the artistic director of Grupo Coral de Queluz (2000-2012) and Eborae Musica (1997-2013). Since then, he has become widely known in the choral world for his insightful and sensitive performances. Pedro specializes in building and maintaining the core sound, pureness of vocal emission and musicality of choirs with whom he works.


Pedro’s ongoing interest in early music led him to form Officium Ensemble, a professional vocal group dedicated to the research and interpretation of Portuguese Polyphony of the 16th and 17th centuries. Since 2000 he has performed widely with Officium Ensemble in prestigious early music festivals such as Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Laus Polyphoniæ (Antwerp), won prizes internationally (including “Most promising conductor of Tonen 2002”) and has recording projects planned. In addition to his interest in renaissance music, Pedro is dedicated to contemporary music and, as the director of Ricercare Choir in Lisbon, presents several world premieres per season.

After singing in its renowned choir for several years, in 2011 Pedro was invited to prepare programmes with Coro Gulbenkian, Lisbon, and continued his collaboration as an invited conductor until 2014. Recent work with Coro Gulbenkian included Bach’s B Minor Mass, Verdi’s Falstaff, Händel’s Solomon and MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross. As a singer, Pedro has performed throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Africa, and the UK, with groups such as Coro Gulbenkian, A Cappella Portuguesa, and Coro Gregoriano de Lisboa, with whom he continues performing as a soloist.


Pedro is also in demand as a teacher of choral conducting. For 20 years he has been the artistic director of the international workshop Evora Cathedral Music School and now also leads several masterclasses and summerschools. These include Victoria 400 in Barcelona (with Peter Phillips, Ivan Moody and Jordí Abelló) and Early Music Morella - International Course on Medieval and Renaissance Music, where he leads the vocal ensemble workshop. He also teaches choral conducting and chamber music at Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.


Pedro’s continued activity as choirmaster have led to several invitations as international adjudicator in choir competitions and festivals, namely Lisbon (Lisbon Summer Choral Festival), Hong-Kong (Winter Choral Festival) and Badajoz (Gran Premio Nacional de Canto Coral - Spain).


Pedro has prepared choirs in collaboration with conductors such as John Nelson, Joana Carneiro, Enrico Onofri, Lorenzo Viotti, Víctor Pablo Perez, Riccardo Muti, Paul McCreesh, Lawrence Foster, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Recent highlights include Haydn’s Creation, Britten’s War Requiem and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé at Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid), Verdi’s Falstaff at Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) and Verdi’s Requiem at Teatro Real de Madrid.


In addition to his ongoing projects with Officium Ensemble and Coro Ricercare, in 2018 Pedro returned to Coro Gulbenkian to prepare and conduct his own programme Alma at the auditorium of Fundação Gulbenkian. Recent concerts with Officium Ensemble included a return to Utrecht Early Music Festival (Oude Muziek) and Laus Polyphoniæ in Antwerp, as well as other projects with Coro Gulbenkian and others.

 
 

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pedromgteixeira@gmail.com

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