Pedro Carneiro

photo by Didier Lelièvre

Pedro Carneiro is one of the very few percussion players to have made an international career as a soloist, and has established himself as one of the world's foremost solo percussionists, performing regularly throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Now at the age of 32, Carneiro has commissioned and performed the world première of over 80 works by leading composers worldwide and appears regularly with a wide range of acclaimed musicians, including the Arditti and Tokyo Quartets, Christian Lindberg and Steve Reich. Carneiro appears regularly as a soloist/director, conducting from the marimba keyboard – he is the chief conductor of the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, the “Orchestra in Residence” at the Centro Cultural de Bélem, Lisbon. As an instrumentalist, Pedro is a frequent guest soloist with numerous orchestras, such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors such as Petri Sakari, John Neschling, Ronald Zollman, Gerard Schwarz, Kaspar de Roo, Olari Elts, Andrew Parrott, Juanjo Mena, José Ramón Encinar, John Storgards, Joseph Swensen and Marc Taddei amongst others. (written by Teresa Simas – complete biography to be found in Pedro Carneiro’s website)

Eurico Carrapatoso's "Suite d'Aquém e d'Além Mar ", 1st movement, by Pedro Carneiro conducting from the marimba keyboard the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras:

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