António Carrilho

Well known for his energetic and virtuoso playing, recorder player António Carrilho’s large concert experience has brought him to give concerts all over the world with different ensembles and orchestras, both in old music and in modern programs, performing as a soloist as well as a chamber music player. He develops an intense career as a soloist in a repertory that spans from the Middle Age to our days. He featured playing with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Orchestrutópica, Lisbon Symphonietta, Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, Divino Sospiro, The Hague Royal Conservatory Orchestra and others, namely in Norway and Israel. He collaborated with conductors such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Lucas Pfaff, João Paulo Santos, Nicholas Kranmer, Paulo Lourenço, Cesário Costa; Harry Christophers, Enrico Onofri, António Vassalo Lourenço, Gunnstein Òlafson, Osvaldo Ferreira, Nicolay Lalov and Vasco Pearce Azevedo. Many composers from several countries have written chamber music and concertos pieces for him, including the Portuguese or POrtugal based António Chagas Rosa, Nuno Côrte-Real, Eurico Carrapatoso, Sérgio Azevedo, João Madureira, Pedro Junqueira Maia, Ângela Lopes, Luis Tinoco, Cândido Lima, Virgílio Melo, Álvaro Salazar, José Júlio Lopes, Vasco Mendonça, Clotilde Rosa and Ivan Moody. In 1999 he reached the final of the First International Recorder Competition in Haifa, Israel. In 2001, he received an honourable mention at the Moeck/SRP solo recorder competition in London. He’s the artistic and musical director of groups in Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands and in Norway. He is currently envolved in several recordings of Portuguese contemporary works for recorder. Future recording projects include a solo Portuguese contemporary recital, a Piazzolla debut and a DVD of Sérgio Azevedo´s “Suite Concertante” for recorder and string orchestra. As a conductor, he directed operas such as ”Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, Charpentier’s ”La descente d´Órphée aux Enfers” and Pergolesi’s ”La Serva Padrona”. António Carrilho teaches masterclasses in Portugal, Italy, India, France and the Netherlands. (text by António Carrilho)

António Carrilho's website (with several mp3 recordings)

Available discography

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