Crispim Luz Clarinetist

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Crispim Luz


Born in Maia, begins his musical studies in 2000 at Oporto Conservatory and graduates at (Oporto University) in the class of António Saiote and Nuno Pinto.


During his career, he made a several master-class with Iva Barbosa, Philippe Berrod, Philippe Cuper, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Larry Combs, Michel Arrignon and Florent Héau.


In symphonic and chamber orchestras he had the opportunity to work under the conduction of Douglas Bostock, Benjamin Zander, Rafael Villaplana, Eugene Corporone, José Ferreira Lobo, Álvaro Cassuto, Elisabeth Fuchs, António Saiote, Jan Cober, Alex Schilings and Amaury du Closel in different countries.


Since 2007, he is the leader of clarinet section and concert master of Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa and with this wind orchestra won two important competitions for this formation, La Sénia and WMC Kerkrade.


In clarinet competitions won a honor mension on “Marcos Romão” competition, the 3th prize ex-aequo in “Prémio J. August Alegria”, semi-finalist in Young Artists Competition, 3th prize in “Intermusica Birkfeld” and semi-finalist at 2nd Louis Cahuzac Competition.


As a soloist played with Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa an original piece for clarinet and Wind Orchestra by David Maslanka.


In 2009 was invited to play in Festival junger Kunstler Bayreuth and after that, won the position for the ensemble Orfeo 33 in Paris.


In chamber music he is  member of the Quarteto Contratempus, an unusual formation (high voice, clarinet, cello and piano), that premier lots of chamber opera by portuguese composers.


At the same time, he teaches at Costa Cabral Academy of Music and in private lessons.



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