Pedro Borges

Pedro Borges, piano (Gaia, Portugal), began his studies at Gaia’s Music Conservatory, where he finished his HS having studied with Rui Pintão. After that, he made his Bachelor studies during four years in ESMAE (Porto) at the piano class of Miguel Borges Coelho. At the same time, under the baton of José Luís Borges Coelho, Pedro sang for two years in Porto's University of Letters Choir, which was one of the greatest musical experiences of his life.

Since 2016 he lives in Basel, Switzerland and studies at the Hochschule für Musik Basel in the piano class of Claudio Martínez-Mehner, and the chamber music class of Anton Kernjak. There he concluded his Master in Music Performance, and is finishing at the moment his Master in Music Pedagogy.

During his life, Pedro was highlighted with many awards in national and international competitions, such as the 1st Prize at the IV Mostra Musical do Eixo Atlântico (Spain) and the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competitoon Santa Cecilia (Portugal). Because chamber music always played an important role in his life, Pedro already has a great experience. He was co-founder of Insomnia Piano Trio, who worked with Ryszard Wóycicki, and has played in many different festivals in Portugal and  performed live for RTP2 (Portuguese Radio and Television). As a duo partner, Pedro plays regularly with the cellist Irene Enzlin, with whom he performs throughout Portugal, Switzerland and Holland.

Throughout his life, Pedro has studied with teachers including Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Heinz Holliger, Balázs Szokolay, Pedro Burmester, Marta Zabaleta and Serghei Covalenco. Previous Yellow Barn Musician (2018)