Piano and Composition

Daniel Bernardes was born in Alcobaça, Portugal on June 26, 1986. Began his music studies at age 5 and at 18 enrolled in École Normal de Musique de Paris. Returns to Portugal to pursue Jazz studies with Filipe Melo at Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas, and later on at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with João Paulo Esteves da Silva. In 2010, his trio debuts at Casa da Música with whom he would release “Nascem da Terra” in 2013. Establishes himself as a composer, writing for various soloists and ensembles, developing a peculiar voice that attempts to bring together elements of classical and Jazz music. His project “Daniel Bernardes’ Crossfade Ensemble” is awarded the Bolsa Jovens Criadores by the Centro Nacional de Cultura. Dwelling into the aesthetics of Olivier Messiaen, his projecto “Liturgy of the Birds” in partnership with Drumming GP is praised by public and critics appearing on the editor’s choices of American magazine “JazzTimes”. Bernardes’ interest in tradicional Portuguese music, resulted on the record “Rondó da Carpideira” picking up on the legacy of musicologist Michel Giacometti. Throughout the years the theatre has also been of importance to Bernardes’ career having done de musical composition and direction for Shakespeare’s “Cimbelino” for Teatro do Bairro, and David Carnevali’s “Sweet Home Europa” for Teatro Nacional D. Maria II. In 2017 becomes the composer for director João Botelho having scored “Peregrinação”, “O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis” and the upcoming “Filme em Forma de Assim”. In 2020 makes his television debut scoring “A Espia”, a Ukbar production for the National Television.


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