Bruno Borralhinho

Cellist Bruno Borralhinho was born in 1982 and began his music studies at twelve years old with prof. Luis Sá Pessoa. He later studied with prof. Markus Nyikos at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, graduating and postgraduating with the highest distinctions. After that, he studied with Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk and attended several Master Classes with Natalia Gutman, Antonio Meneses, Anner Bylsma, Jian Wang and Martin Löhr, among others. He won 1st Prize in the "Julio Cardona" and "Prémio Jovens Músicos" contests, the last organized by the Portuguese National Radio. In the year of 2000 he organised the first National Cello Meeting in Portugal. As a soloist, he performed with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Coimbra Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Clássica do Centro (soloist and conductor) and Orquestra do Norte. He has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Solo-Cellist of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. He was also a member of the Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin, resident orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, and “Praktikant“ in DSO - Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. He performed in leading concert halls throughout all Europe, Russia, USA, Canada and South America and worked with important conductors, such as Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano and Christoph Eschenbach, and famous soloists: Anne Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Mischa Maisky, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Rolando Villanzón, Thomas Quasthoff, among others. He’s a member of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Mediterrain. His active professional activity includes regular soloist performances in solo recitals, with orchestra or with piano accompaniment in Portugal, Spain, Germany or Brazil, and he also gave Masterclasses in Spain and Brazil. (adapted from text by Bruno Borralhinho)


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