João Pedro Gonçalves

João Pedro Gonçalves, cello (Lisbon, Portugal), started his studies with Ana Cláudia Serrão, and later studied with Marco Pereira and Paulo Gaio Lima. In recent years, he has worked with Levon Mouradian, Kyril Zlotnikov, Daniel Grosgurin, Marc Coppey, Maria de Macedo, Adrian Brendel, Morten Zeuthen, Gary Hoffman, and Alain Gervreau (baroque cello). He has also performed under Lorenzo Viotti, Pedro Neves, Nuno Coelho, Giancarlo Guerrero, Jean-Marc Burfin, Jan Wierzba, and Gustavo Dudamel. João has won prizes at the Concurso Capela and Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa, and, more recently, Prémio Fundação Inatel, Concurso Internacional da Cidade do Fundão, and Prémio Jovens Músicos. He has performed as a soloist with Orquestra Académica Metropolitana, Orquestra Profissional Metropolitana, Camarata Atlântica, Orquestra Gulbenkian, and Geração. Currently, he is studying with Jeroen Reuling at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and he plays on a modern cello, kindly loaned by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.