« His great sensitivity, his deep musicality, his elegance and refinement combined with a total control of sound, breath and technic has no equivalence » – Romain Guyot
At the age of 24, Vitor Fernandes is already recognized as one of the most talented clarinetists of his generation.
Born in 1994, he started his musical studies in Portugal at the age of 6 where he studied until finishing his Bachelor degree at ESMAE (Oporto Superior School of Arts) in 2015.
Vitor is the winner of a dozen prizes in national and international competitions held in Portugal, U.S.A, France and Belgium, presenting himself regularly in concerts all over Europe, South-Korea, China, Dubai, the United States of America, and also giving masterclasses in China and Europe. Has collaborated with renowned orchestras like the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and played as a soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre de Valenciennes, ESMAE Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides, Gyor Symphony Orchestra, among others.
In 2018, Vitor completed his Master degree in the class of Romain Guyot at the Haute École de Musique de Genève with distinction, receiving the Sih-Woo Cardinaux-Chang Prize.
Vitor Fernandes plays a set of Buffet-Crampon “Tosca” clarinets.