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Bruno Monteiro

Bruno Monteiro (Violin)

Born: 8th January 1977, Porto, Portugal

Nationality: Portugese

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Herald by the daily Público as “one of Portugal´s premier violinists”, Bruno Monteiro is internationally recognized as a distinguished violinist of his generation.  Fanfare describes him as having a “burnished golden tone” and Pizzicato states that his performances are “technically and expressively outstanding”. The Strad characterizes his playing as “ardent and heroic” and MusicWeb International refers to interpretations that reach an “almost ideal balance between the expressive and the intellectual”. Musical Opinion sums up that “Bruno Monteiro is an admirable artist”.

He leads an intense concert career as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, having performed in all the major musical centers of Portugal. Internationally, he has appeared in Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Israel, Denmark, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea and the USA. He has performed in prestigious venues such as the Palácio Cibeles and Casa de America in Madrid, Vienna´s Musikverein, Bucharest´s Cultural Center, Sofia´s Bulgaria Hall and Pancho Vladigerov´s Great Hall, Kiev´s Philharmonic Hall, the Felicja Blumenthal International Music Festival in Tel Aviv, Washington D.C.´s Kennedy Center and New York´s Carnegie Hall. In recital, he has performed with João Paulo Santos for the past 20 years. He has been a guest soloist with orchestras such as Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Orquestra Sinfónica de Palma de Mallorca, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa and the English Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

His discography includes more than a dozen albums, with repertoire ranging from Bach to Fernando Lopes-Graça.

After attending the Manhattan School of Music in New York, Bruno Monteiro studied in Chicago under the celebrated Israeli violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi.