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Matilde Loureiro

Violin

Born in Lisbon, Matilde Loureiro regularly performs across Portugal as well as further afield. She has recently performed at Fundação C. Gulbenkian, Foz Palace, Belém Cultural Center, and Palácio Fronteira in Lisbon, the Casa da Música in Porto and the Nogueira da Silva Museum in Braga. She has also performed in  the Netherlands, Italy and France and the Czech Republic (at the Rudolfinum in Prague) and in Brazil (at Theatro da Paz in Belém).

Matilde studied with Luís Cunha at National Music Conservatoire in Lisbon, before moving to study with Ilya Grubert at Amsterdam Conservatory where she graduated with honours in 2016. She also enjoyed regular lessons with Eliot Lawson and Maria Milstein and has recently joined the class of Esther Hoppe at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Alongside her regular studies Matilde regularly attends masterclasses: she has recently benefited from classes with Gerhard Schulz, Liviu Prunaru, Tatiana Samouil, Philippe Graffin, Gérard Caussé and Svetlin Roussev, at academies such as International Music Seminars (UK) and Académie Ravel (France). She is a currently a Fellow of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Matilde has been a prizewinner at many major national and international competitions including Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade, Fundão competition / Pará Government special prize, Concertino Praga and Prémio Jovens Músicos.  She has also been awarded special prizes at Summer Classics Festival in Lisbon, Stift Festival in Holland and Portogruaro Festival in Italy.

Matilde plays on a 2007 Christian Bayon violin.