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  • Portuguese International RICO and Selmer-MaferMusica Artist, Henrique Portovedo is one of the most demanded saxophone soloist, sound artist and lecturer in Portugal and United Kigdom.

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    11oct

    Grunt Count new version Recordings

    with Martin Parker

    08nov

    RICO Tour

    21:30 @ DECA Auditory, University of Aveiro

    20nov

    QuadQuartet

    19:00 @ Casa da Música Porto

    27nov

    Selmer Paris

    Concerts à la Fontaine tbc, Paris

    28nov

    (28-30 November) IRCAM Forum, Paris

    27feb

    Sound of Shadows

    Audiograft Festival 2013 Oxford, UK

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  • Biography

    Portuguese International RICO and Selmer-MaferMusica Artist, Henrique Portovedo is one of the most demanded saxophone soloist, sound artist and lecturer in Portugal and United Kigdom.

    Henrique has found its’ place in contemporary music by working with composers such as Chiel Meijering, Carlos Balaú Marques, Filipe Vieira, Luís Cardoso, Tjako van Schie, Paulo Perfeito, David Notts, Dominic Murcott, Hugo Correia, Martin Parker, Rolf Gehlhaar, Luis Girão among others.

    Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he is the creative director and producer of Sound of Shadows, Wanna Chat, RedRoots, Distorction and Don´t Shoot the Saxophone Player.

    As Sonic Artist and Sound Designer, Henrique works for television and theatre.Henrique develop many educational workshops and masterclasses. Very frequently he appears as soloist or sideman with Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, FadoMorse, Funfarra, Portuguese Saxophone Orchestra, Orquestra Nacional do Porto - Casa da Música, Filarmonia das Beiras, Trinity College of Music Soloist Ensemble. He worked for RTP (Portuguese Radio and Television) and recorded for several labels including Universal Music, Naxos and R´Roots.

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    His musical activity was awarded with the Prémio de Mérito da Fundação António Pascoal, 1st Prize at the International Youth Soloist Contest Purmerend, Prémio de Mérito Artístico da Fundação Eng. António de Almeida.

    Henrique was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in 2007 and 2008: The Montague Cleeve Scholarship, The Bratton Scholarship and The Trinity College London Scholarship. Henrique began his musical studies at the Águeda Music Conservatory having studied with Fernando Valente and Carlos Firmino.

    In 2002 he concluded his studies at the Calouste Gulbenkian Aveiro Conservatoty of Music with João Figueiredo with the highest classification. He finished his undergrad studies with Distinction at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts of Oporto with Henk van Twillert and Fernando Ramos. He has also received schooling from the Amsterdam Conservatorium of Music. Concluded his master degree with Distinction at the Trinity College of Music-TrinityLaban with Gerard McChrystal and Melanie Henry. Studied Studio Composition and Sound Design with Dominic Murcott.

    At the moment he is making his Phd, “Augmented Musical Performance - Beyond Sonic Art Gestures” under the supervision of Paulo Ferreira Lopes and John Dack.

    Henrique Portovedo plays exclusively with Selmer (Paris) saxophones and RICO Reeds.

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  • What's next?


    08mar

    Fadomorse | Fadomorse Magala Invisível

    22h Teatro Passos Manuel, Porto

    25may

    (25-26 MAY) Don´t Shoot at the Saxophone Player

    22h, Performas, Aveiro

    5jun

    QuadQuartet | Overboked

    Casa da Música, Porto

    11oct

    Grunt Count new version Recordings

    with Martin Parker

    08nov

    RICO Tour

    21:30 @ DECA Auditory, University of Aveiro

    20nov

    QuadQuartet

    19:00 @ Casa da Música Porto

    27nov

    Selmer Paris

    Concerts à la Fontaine tbc, Paris

    28nov

    (28-30) IRCAM Forum, Paris

    Audiograft Festival 2013 Oxford, UK

    27feb

    Sound of Shadows

    Audiograft Festival 2013 Oxford, UK

  • Performance Research

    Sound of Shadows


    Performance: Henrique Portovedo
    Video Art: Paulo Fontes, Daniela Ferreira, Carina Figueiredo
    Music: Vitor Rua, Jean Claude Risset, Martin Parker, Luís Girão, Hugo Correia
    Sound Design: Miguel Marques, Daniel Lopes

    Litany

    Soprano Saxophone and Piano

    Soprano Saxophone: Henrique Portovedo
    Piano: David Knotts
    Music: Alaisdair Nicolson, Gabriel Jackson, David Knotts, Graham Fitkin, Luis Carvalho

    Spaces

    SaxBlue, Jorge Peixinho
    Music for Alto Saxophone and Computer, Cort Lippe
    Flung Me, Foot Trod, Michael Edwards
    Maybe Tomorrow, Zos Zwaanenburg
    Three Short Pieces...., Paulo Ferreira Lopes

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  • Performance Research

    Imaginary

    Portuguese Music for Solo Saxophone

    Saxophones: Henrique Portovedo
    Music: C. Balaú Marques, F. Vieira, S. Carvalho, J. P. Oliveira, L. Cardoso, C. Bochmann

    Prophecy

    Saxophone and Piano Trio

    The Lawson Trion: A. Lawson, Piano; F. Humphreys, Violin; R. Knight, Cello
    Music: Chiel Meijering, Tkajo van Schie, Luís Carvalho


    Don´t Shoot the Saxophone Player

    Performance: Miguel Rosas, Henrique Portovedo
    Music: Chiel Meijering
    Video Art: Daniela Ferreira
    Artistic Direction: Filipe Pereira
    Production: Estudio Performas

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  • Performance Research

    New Sound Practice: Fundaments of Sonic Experience

    London, 2009

    Trinity College of Music

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  • Discography


    Sound of Shadows

    Henrique Portovedo
    Year: 2012
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    Dont´s Shoot Soundtrack

    R'Roots
    Year: 2011
    (buy it now)


    Now Boarding

    Quad Quartet
    Year: 2008
    (buy it now)

  • Participations


    Hovhaness, Alan

    Symphonies Nos. 7, 14, 23 (Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Brion)
    Year: 2010
    NAXOS

    La la la ressonance

    Outdoor
    Year: 2009
    Honeysound

    Fadomorse

    Fadomorse Magala Invisível
    Year: 2011
    Fadomorse @ Musicverb
    Fadomorse @ Ethereal Sound Works

  • Categories

    Video

    SoundofShadows DVD Teaser
    AveiroSaxFest´11 SoundofShadows
    SaxSexSouq SoundofShadows
    Quantum Energy Live

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    Photos

    Press-Kit

    : Sound of Shadows [ZIP | RAR | view online]
    : Don't Shoot [ZIP | RAR | view online]
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