João Pedro Gonçalves

João Pedro Gonçalves, cello (Lisbon, Portugal), started his studies with Ana Cláudia Serrão. After that, he studied with Marco Pereira and Paulo Gaio Lima for one year, also in Lisbon. Over the past few years, he has had the opportunity to play as a soloist with several orchestras and work with many professors, such as: Levon Mouradian, Filipe Quaresma, Kyril Zlotnikov, Daniel Grosgurin, Marc Coppey, Maria de Macedo, Adrian Brendel, Jeroen Reuling, Morten Zeuthen, Gary Hoffman and many others. He also worked with several conductors, such as: Lorenzo Viotti, Pedro Neves, Nuno Coelho, Giancarlo Guerrero, Jean-Marc Burfin, Jan Wierzba and Gustavo Dudamel. João Gonçalves won first prizes at: Concurso Capela (2016), Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa (2017) and Prémio Fundação Inatel (2019). He also won second prizes at: Concurso Internacional da Cidade do Fundão, in 2017 (where he also received the best interpretation of a Portuguese piece), and the prestigious competition in Portugal: Prémio Jovens Músicos (2018). In 2020, he was part of the Yellow Barn Music Festival (Young Artists Program) and participated in the Saline Royale Academy, in France, having had lessons with Gary Hoffman. Currently, João Gonçalves is studying with prof. Jeroen Reuling at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and he plays on a modern cello, kindly loaned by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.