Eliseu Silva

Eliseu Silva

Eliseu Silva

Eliseu Antunes Pereira Gomes da Silva, born in Oporto in September 1983, began his musical studies at the age of 5.

Prize winner of many national and international violin competitions.

Studied with emblematic professors rooted in the most well known schools of violin such as Doctor Max Rabinovich former student of Efrehm Zimbalist one of the most emblematic pupils of Leopold Auer; soloist Valentin Stefanov, student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henrik Szering; concertmaster of Paris Orchestra and Conductor Phillipe Aïche pupil of Christian Ferras, and the Portuguese soloist Gerardo Ribeiro pupil of Ivan Galamian.

Finished the 5th and 8th degree at the Conservatory and the bachelor and Licenciature at ESMAE in the class of Doctor Radu Unguranu, soloist of Oporto Synphonic Orchestra Casa da Musica. with the highest score.

He was given the merit grant from the Oporto Politecnic Institut, as the best student of that year.

He was invited by professor Uwe-Martin Heiberg, member of Brahms String quartet, to be part of his class at HOCHSCHULE FUR MUSIK HANNS EISLER BERLIN.

Was the first portuguese violinist to be a member of the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGEND ORCHESTER(GMJO), for a tour in Europe and Japan with the maestro Pierre Boulez.

Made master classes with the well known violinist such as Zahar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Latica Honda Rosemberg, Vadim Brodsky, Eduard Grach, Sergey Kravchenko, Mikhail Berzverhny among others.

He did a post-graduation in Performance and finished the pedagogy masters and another one in musical teaching at the same University.

Currently, he’s a PhD student at the Évora University in Musicology, Performance and Interpretation.

He played as Soloist with many Portuguese orchestras conducted by many international conducters, such as Ernst Schelle, Antonio Saiote and played in the biggest and important halls of Portugal including the Portuguese Parlment.

He played several recitals in Portugal and abroad, both solo and with piano.

Made several recordings for Portuguese radio antenna 2.

Recorded for Deutsch Gramophone a concert with the Gustav Mahler Jungend Orchester in Suntori hall in Tokyo led by Pierre Boulez.

With the Lusitanae Ensemble is currently recording an album with Amália and Carlos Paredes, Fado pieces revisited by professional composers and students from ESMAE composed specifically for the string ensemble. Set for release in November 2014.

Has supervised several Master-Classes in several schools all over Portugal.

He is a Maestro and musical Director in the Oporto Youth Orchestra of Bonjóia involving the private Conservatory of Silva Monteiro, the Porto City Council, the Ministry of Education and two corporations (BPI and Bial).

In 2010 he joined the FPCEUP, Oporto’s University of Psychology.

Teaches at Oporto Music University of Arts a violin and Chamber music.

Is founder of the Lusitanae Ensemble which have been this year the resident ensemble of Oporto City Council.

Has been coached particularly in orchestral conducting by Jean Sebastien Bereau, former assistant of Leonard Bernstein and Jean Marc Bourfin professor of conducting department in Metropolitana Superior School.