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Horácio Ferreira

Artistic Advisor for the Marvão International Music Festival (FIMM).

“Horácio Ferreira is one of the most wonderful musicians I have worked with in recent years. Not only his brilliant technical abilities as a clarinetist, but also his great sensitivity to sound, his intelligence and stylistic certainty make him a great musician.”

Beat Furrer “Agilité de faune et noblesse de centaure, le jeune Horacio Ferreira y déroule des paysages sonores et des textures d’une intense variété.” Le Figaro, Thierry Hillèriteau Praised by critics as a “sound wizard” (Rheinische Post – DE), “extraordinary musician” (Scherzo – ES) and for his “total control of the instrument’s sound” and “technical perfection and enviable aesthetic sensitivity” (Público – PT), Portuguese clarinetist Horácio Ferreira performs internationally as a concert soloist, chamber musician and recitalist. Named “Rising Star” by the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO), he has played in prestigious venues including the Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Ferreira was Young Musician of the Year and the first clarinetist to win both junior and senior divisions of the Prémio Jovens Músicos in 2014. He won prizes at the Concours Debussy in Paris, Prague Spring International Music Competition and Estoril Interpretation Competition, and was winner of the J. Pakalnis International Competition in Vilnius, Terras de La Salette Competition and the “AGEAS New Talents Award” in Oporto. He received the Medal of Merit from the Municipality of Santa Comba Dão, the Revelation Award by the Anim’Art Magazine and was a fellow of the Gulbenkian Foundation. Ferreira’s international career has seen him tour Europe, China, Brazil, the USA, Dubai and Israel, appearing as soloist with Gulbenkian Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Orquestra XXI, Portuguese
Symphony Wind Orchestra, among others. He is Founder of the Art’Ventus Quintet and member of the ars ad hoc ensemble, exploring different possibilities in chamber music.

Horácio Ferreira is a Vandoren Artist, playing on BD5 mouthpiece and 3,5 – V12 reeds as well as Buffet-Crampon, playing with a set of Tosca clarinets. Since 2018, he has been an Artistic Advisor for the Marvão International Music Festival (FIMM).

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