João Pedro Silva
International YAMAHA and D’ADDARIO artist, João Pedro Silva has performed as soloist with the Portuguese Symphonic Band, Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra, Portuguese Navy Band, Portuguese Republican Guard Chamber Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitana Wind Orchestra, Liceu Saxophone Ensemble (Barcelona), Portuguese Double Reed Ensemble and the Lisbon Metropolitana Percussion Orchestra. Has performed with some of the most important Portuguese orchestras, like Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Lisbon Soloists Orchestra, Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra, Lisbon Hot Club Big Band, working with conducters like Eric Stearn, Alain Guingal, Wayne Marshall, among others. He works regularly in artistic collaboration with several composers, in the creation of new repertoire for saxophone. It has established a continuous partnership with Antena 2 (Portuguese Classic Radio) on news projects. With Lino Guerreiro, is the author of the first Portuguese didactic book for the saxophone learning, “The Educational Saxophone”, with preface by Claude Delangle, edited by AVA Musical Editions. He is member of the international saxophone quartet Bros. Quartet, Artemsax Quartet, L.U.M.E. – Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble, Tenor Saxophone Colletive and Fusion Out, with which all it has presented all over Portugal and abroad and edited several CDs. He is saxophone and chamber music professor at the Lisbon Metropolitana Professional Music School and Palmela Regional Conservatory of Palmela. He is normally invited to give masterclass and workshops.
Born in Palmela, Portugal, began his musical studies at the Humanitária Philharmonic Society, Palmela. Master in music performance (saxophone) and music pedagogy (saxophone) by the Lisbon Superior Music School. He is now pursuing a PhD in musical performance at the University of Évora. João is founding member and Vice-President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association. He is the artistic director of FISP – Palmela International Saxophone Festival.
Modern musicology proposes a renewed vision and reflection on the theme of musical interpretation, on the role of the interpreter in the performative context and on the measurability of its product. Authors such as Nicholas Cook, Eric Clarke or John Rink have helped to open up this field of research, emancipating it from a purely theoretical perspective, which has persisted for a long period. This research work seeks to answer a pertinent question in the context of the artistic relationship between composer-interpreter, namely whether it, occurring in a continuous way over time, offers a qualitative and quantitative result in the product of musical interpretation. The determination of these results will be the path through which the relationship described above will be assessed. For this process to happen, two research instruments were created: – A careful survey, which will be submitted by a credible sample (in its quality and quantity). – Creation of an artistic project: preparation, recording and editing of three record works and realization and analysis of the respective report. Both research instruments are based on the saxophone music of Andy Scott, Daniel Bernardes, Lino Guerreiro, Luís Tinoco and Jorge Salgueiro.