Patrícia Fernandes Pires Flutist from Portugal -1st prize winner of IMKA Music Competition

Patricia Pires IMKAMusic CompetitionPatrícia Fernandes Pires was born in 1993, in Burgdorf, Switzerland, and began playing flute at the age of 10. Four years after, she began to studying with José Gil Magalhães at the “Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá”, Guimarães, Portugal. She ended his Bachelor in Oporto Music School (19/20 values) in 2015 with Ana Raquel Lima. After a internship in the Music Conservatory “Calouste Gulbenkian”, she is now finishing his Master of Music Education (instrument and chamber music) in Minho University, Braga (Portugal), as well as studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels (Belgium) with Carlos Bruneel. Since 2014, she is a member in the Orchestra of Guimarães, and substitute in “Orquestra do Norte” since 2016.


Patrícia has worked with several orchestras, such as: “Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa”,” Orquestra de Câmara da Maia”, ”Orquestra Sinfonietta da ESMAE”, “Orquestra sub-21 da Capital Europeia da Cultura 2012 de Guimarães”. “Fundação Orquestra
Estúdio”, “Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa 2014/2015” and “Orquestra de Guimarães”(since 2014). In 2015, she was accepted in the “World Youth Orchestra” and in the reserve list from the “Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester” (2015 and 2017).


             Patrícia Pires is the cofounding member of the “Primór’Duo” , with the percussionist Vitor Castro, who won the 1st price at the “Vila-Verde Chamber Music Competition”, and was invited to participate at the “Piantón 2015, International Music Festival” and in the “Euroclassical Music Festival”.
Patrícia played as a soloist with the Wind Orchestra from Valentim Moreira de Sá Music Academy, with the Orchestra from the ”Encontro Nacional de Jovens Músicos de Vieira do Minho”, ”Orquestra Sinfónica de Vigo 430” and Sinfonietta de Braga.
She also won scholarships for the “Ensemble Akademie Freiburg” and the “Sommerliche musikademie Hamburg”, in Germany.
Patrícia has worked with conductors like: Daniel Stabrawa, Christopher Koncz, José Eduardo Gomes, Vítor Matos, Jan Milotsz Zarzycki, Vasco Faria, Pedro Carneiro, Pedro Sousa, Andreas Stoehr, Tobby Hoffman, António Saiote.

           She played in Concert Halls like “Grande Auditório do Centro Cultural Vila Flor”, Guimarães; “Grande Auditório do CCB”, Lisboa; “Theatro Circo”, Braga; “Konzerthaus”, Berlim and “Kongress Palais Stadthalle”, Festsaal, Kassel.




Adriana Ferreira (Encontros Internacionais de Música, Guimarães)

Pascale Feuvier (Encontros Internacionais de Música, Guimarães)


Natália Monteiro (OCP zero, Lisboa)

Vincent Lucas (Encontros Internacionais de Música, Guimarães)


Martin Fahlenbock (BW Ensemble-Akademie Freiburg)


Alena Lugovkina (Masterclasse na ESMAE)

Leon Berendse (Masterclasse na ESMAE)


Irmela Bossler (Internationaler Meisterkurs Querflöte, Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig


Michael Bellavance (Encontros de Flauta AFLAUP)

Aldo Baerten (4ª Academia de Flautas de Verão, Porto)

Maxence Larrieu (Encontros de Flauta AFLAUP)


            Matthias Allin ( Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Alemanha)








2º Prémio “III Concurso de Instrumentista de Sopro”- Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá, Guimarães


2ºPrémio “IV Concurso de Instrumentista de Sopro” – Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá, Guimarães


Prémio Honorífico “David Russel”, Categoria Flauta Solo – Vigo, Espanha

Prémio Honorífico “David Russel”, Categoria Duo – Vigo, Espanha


1º Prémio – Chamber Music Competition – Vila Verde


1º Prémio – “4º International Wind Competition Alto Minho”, Categoria E – Madeiras, Ponte de Lima

3º Prémio – “X Concurso Paços Premium”, Categoria A, Paços de Brandão





Orquestra Sub-21 da Capital Europeia da Cultura, Guimarães, Portugal


BW Ensemble-Akademie Freiburg, Germany


Euro Classical Festival (Chamber Music), Oporto, Portugal

II Academia de Verão do Remix Ensemble – Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

Young Euro Classic – Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa, Konzerthaus Berlim, Germany

Kultur Sommer Nordhessen – Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa, Kongress Palais Stadthalle, Festsaal, Kassel, Germany


Festival Internacional de Música “Guimarães Allegro” – Orquestra de Guimarães, with Daniel Stabrawa, Portugal

Festival “Guimarães Cinema Som” – Orquestra de Guimarães, Portugal


            Westway Lab Festival – Quest + Orquestra de Guimarães, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, and Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, Portugal

            Festival Internacional de Música “Guimarães Allegro” – Orquestra de Guimarães, with Christopher Koncz, Portugal

Masterclasses Oriented


            II Masterclasse e Estágio de Orquestra – Esmoriz

            Masterclasse na Escola de Música da Banda Musical de Carvalheira


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