Sérgio Fernandes Pires

“Unique and revolutionary! In every aspect. It gives the player the necessary freedom to let us make music without any border” ~ Sérgio Fernandes Pires

The young Portuguese clarinetist Sérgio Pires, was born at 1st September 1995, and studies since 2013 with François Benda, in Basel, Switzerland.

Sérgio was awarded in many national and international competitions, but it is the “Orchestral Life” that is bringing him even more experience and recognition.

Despite of his young age, Sérgio already got invited to three of the best young orchestras in the world: entered the European Union Youth Orchestra at the age of 17, the Schleswig -Holstein Festival Orchestra at the age of 19, and also got invited to the Gustav Mahler JugendOrchester at the age of 19. This gave him the possibility to work with unique conductors as Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Chrstian Zacharias, Krzystof Urbanski, Vladimir Askenazy, and many others.

Sérgio also had the chance of sharing his music while playing with international soloist, among them Maxim Vengerov, Heinz Holliger, Fazil Say, Jan Lisiecki, Martin Grubinger, Vilde Frang, Clemens Hagen.

Was recently appointed, at the age of 20, Solo Clarinetist in the oldest orchestra in Switzerland, Musikkollegium Winterthur. Is also, since 2015, official SELMER Artist.