António Carrilho

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António Carrilho, Recorder Player and Conductor

Known for his virtuosic and energetic performances, the Portuguese recorder player António Carrilho has performed in concerts with innumerable ensembles and orchestras nationally and internationally, in works ranging from the pre-Baroque to the avant-garde, as soloist, chamber musician or conductor.

He has appeared as a soloist in Portugal with the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitana Orchestra, the Póvoa de Varzim Symphony, and the Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras; with the new-music ensemble OrchestrUtópica, and with prominent period-instrument ensembles, including Il Divino Sospiro and Os Músicos do Tejo. Internationally, he has also performed with the Baroque Orchestra of Nagoya in Japan and the Concerto Balabile in Holland.

In Lisbon he won the audience prize, best interpretation of 17th century music and best XX century performance, and was a prize winner in the Moeck Solo Recorder Competition in the UK in 2001 and Solo Recorder Competition of Haifa in Israel in 1999.

As a conductor he has directed cantatas by Bach and Telemann, and the operas “Dido and Aeneas” of Purcell, “La Descent d’Orphée aux Enfers” of Charpentier, “La Serva Padrona” of Pergolesi, “La Dirindina” of Scarlatti, “Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse” of Boismortier, “Venus and Adonis” of John Blow and “Arlechinatta” of Salieri.
Mr. Carrilho is guest conductor at Nagoya’s Baroque Orchestra, Japan.

He has performed in important music festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia, in regular performances with La Paix du Parnasse (member of G. E. M. A, Spain), Syrinx : XXII (member of C. M. A, USA), Syrinxello; Borealis Ensemble, Os Músicos do Tejo. He is the Music Director and soloist of the ensemble Melleo Harmonia and Antigua. Currently he is preparing to direct JS Bach Actus Tragicus on the Azores in April 2018.

He has recorded on the Naxos, Encherialis, and Numérica, labels, as well as for the Cultural Ministry of Amazonia (Brazil), Arte (France), Public Television and the Arts Ministry/Movement for Musical Patrimony of Portugal.

He teaches regularly at the international masterclasses for Early Music in Urbino (Italy), at the Internacional Summer courses in Arija (Burgos - Spain) and Lleida (Catalonia), as well as in Lisbon at the Lisbon Masterclass.
Mr. Carrilho is co-organizer of the Internacional Early Music Summer courses of Casa de Mateus, Portugal and has also taught classes and seminars in Portugal, Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, India, Japan and Brazil.

Apart from performing, teaching at masterclasses and conducting, Mr. Carrilho teaches at the faculty at ESART—Superior School of Applied Arts, in both Recorder and Chamber music, in Lisbon.

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