Luís Duarte Moreira

French horn

Luís Duarte Moreira was born in Paços de Ferreira in 1993. In 2005, he began his French horn studies at Escola Profissional Artística do Vale do Ave (ARTAVE) with Hélder Vales, where he finished with the highest level in his final recital. He also won the “Dr.ª Manuela Carvalho” prize, which is awarded to the best finalist student.

From 2011 to 2015, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in horn at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo do Porto (ESMAE) with Bohdan Sebestik, Abel Pereira and Nuno Vaz, where he graduated with the highest level. In 2018 received his Master’s degree in horn from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler-Berlin, with Marie-Luise Neunecker, where he studied with a scholarship from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Luís Duarte Moreira has performed in masterclasses with well-known horn players like José Bernardo Silva, David Johnson, Ricardo Matosinhos, Bruno Rafael, Paulo Guerreiro, David Thompson, Szabolcs Zempléni, Will Sanders, Kerry Turner, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Rodolfo Epelde Cruz, Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Jeff Nelsen, and Martin Owen.

In 2012 and 2014, he was awarded 1st prize at the Concurso Internacional de Instrumentos de Sopro “Terras de La-Salette” (Portugal). In 2016, he won 2nd prize (1st prize not given) in the “Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen” (Germany). In 2017, won 1st prize in the most important competition in Portugal, “Prémio Jovens Músicos” (PJM), and in the next year he was awarded an honorable mention at the “Prague Spring” competition (Czech Republic). In 2019, he won 1st prize at the “Concurso Internacional de Sopros do Alto Minho” (Portugal) in the highest brass category. He was co-founder and member of the wind quintet Klaue which won 2nd prize at the PJM, in the chamber music category, in 2015.

In 2012, he worked with the Fundação Orquestra Estúdio, the orchestra of the capital of culture in 2012 (Guimarães). He has performed in many youth orchestras, such as Orquestra Sinfónica APROARTE, Sinfónica da ESMAE, Estágio Gulbenkian para Orquestra, Orquestra Jovem Sinfónica da Galiza, Landesjugendorchester Bremen and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He collaborates regularly with Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa (BSP), Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra XXI, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Ensemble Resonanz-Hamburgo, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto – Casa da Música, and Orquestra Sinfónica da Galiza.

He has performed as a soloist with Orquestra ARTAVE, Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen- Zwickau, Orquestra Gulbenkian, and Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, and he was the horn teacher at the 1st and 2nd “Encontro Nacional de Jovens Músicos” (Vieira do Minho).

He has given masterclasses at the Universidade do Minho, Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian de Braga, Festival BSP Júnior, Conservatório d’Artes de Loures, Banda Marcial do Vale, Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho, Academia de Música de Castelo de Paiva (“Masters in Paiva”), and the ESMAE.

Currently, he teaches horn at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra and he is solo horn in Orquestra Gulbenkian.

Updated on 13 december 2023

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