Filipe Quaresma


Cellist and Masterclass professor


Filipe Quaresma, “one of the most interesting Portuguese musicians of today” (P. Santos, January 2015, Público) with a “…. precise and superbly articulated way of playing, full of passion and often quite contemplative”(D. Ketler, July 2015, The Strad Magazine) reconciles his intense solo career and chamber music with the activity of cello teacher at ESMAE. Principal cello of the Baroque Orchestra of Casa da Música (CdM) and the Darcos Ensemble, principal-guest cello of the Remix Ensemble CdM and the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, and since 2013, guest cello of the Orchester Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Filipe has played in the main Portuguese and European venues, among which are Casa da Música, Gulbenkian Foundation, CCB, Philharmonie de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Tonhalle Zürich, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Palau de la Música of Barcelona, working with the most prestigious musicians. Filipe studied at EPABI with Rogério Peixinho, in Royal Academy of Music (London) with David Strange and Mats Lidström and in Florence with Natalia Gutman. He has received several prizes and scholarships of international prestige and in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious title ARAM (Associate Royal Academy of Music).

His discography is extensive, always with the best reviews, highlighting “Sonatas for cello and piano” (2017) and “Beethoven cello sonatas & variations” (2021) with pianist António Rosado, and “Concerto for Cello and Orchestra” by Luís Tinoco (Odradek 2018), recorded live on his debut at the CCB in 2017. Filipe Quaresma plays with a modern cello by Christian Bayon and a baroque cello by António Capela.

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