André Gaio Pereira


About me

Living in London since 2012, I am a curious musician who happened to fall in love with the violin. I was awarded the distinction of Young Musician of the Year 2017 in my home country of Portugal. This season's highlights include my solo appearance with Gulbenkian Orchestra and my recital debut at Leiria Music Festival and Setúbal Music Festival. I will also collaborate with Porto Symphony Orchestra as guest Co-Leader and perform, for the first time, my own arrangements of Portuguese guitar music by Carlos Paredes. Another exciting project is the formation of the Tejo Quartet.

“André impressed with his virtuosic skills, interpreting Shostakovich Concerto in A minor with aplomb and refined sensitivity.”

– in O Público


  • Debut in Festival ao Largo

    André will make his solo debut in the prestigious Festival ao Largo in Lisbon on the 18th July. He will perform F. Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with Gulbenkian Orchestra.

  • One year later...

    One year after his nomination as Young Musician of the Year, André returns to Young Artists' Festival to perform Pinho Vargas Violin Concerto with Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra.

  • 1st Prize at Classical Summer

    André was awarded the 1st Violin Prize at Classical Summer Academy in Lisbon in August after learning with professors Corey Cerovsek and Jack Liebeck.

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