Maria Inês Pires

Maria Inês Pires

Biography:
Maria Inês Pires is a PhD student of Historical Musical Studies at NOVA University of Lisbon. She finished her bachelor’s degree in Saxophone and her master’s degree in Music Pedagogy in ESART (Castelo Branco). She studied at the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Musique et Danse de Bordeaux, in the saxophone and contemporary chamber music class of Marie-Bernadette Charrier. In 2014, she won the Best Performer Award in the CRCB Internal Competition, she reached the 2nd Prize in the Cabral National Clarinet and Saxophone Competition and she was a finalist in the Vitor Santos International Saxophone Competition. She participated in the 17th and 18th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg and Zagreb. In 2017 and 2019, she premiered pieces by young Portuguese composers at the Monaco Electroacoustique Festival. She attended masterclasses with Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Lars Mlekusch, Christophe Grèzes, Jean-Michel Goury, Marcus Weiss, Andrés Gomis, among others. Since 2019, she has been part of the DME Festival production team, supported by DGARTES.
Publications and other outputs:
Pires, M. I. (2020). O ensino da música erudita ocidental contemporânea: o estudo de dois casos. Castelo Branco: Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco