©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

 

2018-19 AT A GLANCE

A glance at last season's concerts and projects

2019-20 COMING VERY SOON...

 
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JOVENS COMPOSITORES PORTUGUESES

17/11/18 | 18h Évora
Convento dos Remédios, Évora

Coro Ricercare

Sinfonietta de Lisboa

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Vasco Azevedo, conductor

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ROSA IMMACULATA

25/11/18 | 19h Lisbon
Grande Auditório Gulbenkian

Coro Gulbenkian

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

ROSA IMMACULATA

05/12/18 | 19h30 F. Juan March, Madrid

Coro Gulbenkian

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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ROSA IMMACULATA

06/12/18 | 20h30 Úbeda, Spain

Coro Gulbenkian

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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MAGNUM MYSTERIUM

14/12/18 | 21h Igr. Loreto, Lisbon
15/12/18 | 16h Igr. N.ª Senhora da Oliveira, Mafra

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF PORTUGUESE POLYPHONY

09/03/19 | 20h Madrid, Spain

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

IBERIA

02/03/19 | 18h Castelo Branco
31/03/19 | 16h Faro, Portugal

Coro Ricercare

Eudoro Grade, guitar

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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MASTERCLASS ON CHORAL CONDUCTING

23/03/19 | Tenerife, Spain

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Empty Orchestra Stage
Formal Choir Performance

WORKSHOP ON CHORAL INTERPRETATION

24/03/19 | Auditorio de Tenerife, Spain

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

Stormy Weather

REQUIEM - FAURÉ

14/04/19 | 16h Colégio S. João Brito, Lisbon

Coro Ricercare

Melleo Harmonia

Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

Joaquim Ribeiro, conductor

VERBO PASCAL

20/04/19 | 16h30 Convento dos Capuchos, Almada - Portugal

Ensemble MPMP

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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BERLIOZ: TRISTIA & LÉLIO

26/04/19 | 21h30 CCB

Coro Ricercare

Coro DeCA

Orq. Metropolitana de Lisboa

Pedro Amaral, conductor

Dias da Música, CCB Lisbon

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Shakespeare Ricercare

THE WORLD'S MINE OYSTER

28/04/19 | 16h CCB

Coro Ricercare

Sete Lágrimas

Dias da Música, CCB Lisbon

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INFINITUM

25-26/05/19 Seville


Coro de la SMS

Sociedad Musical de Sevilla

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

8TH FESTIVAL COROS DE VERÃO

21-24/06/19 | CCB Lisbon

Pedro Teixeira, adjudicator

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REINA SOFÍA SUMMER CAMP
MADRID

July 2019

Pedro Teixeira, Summer Camp Chorus

2018 Pedro Teixeira - Reina Sofia Summer
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MASTERPIECES OF THE RENAISSANCE

07/07/19 | 16h00 Mosteiro de Sta. Maria de Coz - Alcobaça, Portugal

Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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FIMM MARVÃO

UMA TERRA DE ÁGUA, AR E FOGO

20/07/19 | 16h

Coro Ricercare

Rodrigo Gomes, piano

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

FIMM MARVÃO FESTIVAL CHORUS

July 2019

Festival Internacional de Música de Marvão
Pedro Teixeira, choirmaster

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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL

1-4/08/19 Singapore

Pedro Teixeira, adjudicator

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THE SPLENDOUR OF IBERIAN POLYPHONY

23/08/19 | Málaga, Spain

Bach Accademia

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

PAST EVENTS

Highlights from recent seasons

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FIMM MARVÃO

July 28, 2018

Requiem a 8, Duarte Lobo

Officium Ensemble

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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FUNDAÇÃO GULBENKIAN

November 25, 2018

Rosa Immaculata

Coro Gulbenkian

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

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FIMM MARVÃO

July 20, 2019

Uma Terra de Água, Ar e Fogo

Coro Ricercare

Pedro Teixeira, conductor

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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