Sérgio Fernandes Pires, born 1995, won more than a dozen prizes at international competitions. Among them are many First Prizes.

As soloist, the clarinetist already has performed with renowned orchestras like Bremen Philharmonic (Germany), Chamber Orchestra Basle (Switzerland), Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestra Filarmonicii de Stat Transilvania, Basle Symphonic Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra (Poland) and Argovia Philarmonic, playing pieces by W. Mozart, J. Stamitz, C. Weber, G. Rossini, K. Penderecki, F. Danzi, and C. Nielsen.

As a highly requested chamber musician Sérgio Pires regularly performs with famous artists like Heinz Holliger, Michael Collins and many others. The clarinetist meanwhile has participated in several highly acclaimed international music festivals. Among them are the “European Music Campus” (Austria), “Kultursommer Nordhessen” (Germany), BBC Proms (England), Schleswig-Holstein Festival (Germany), “Isang-Yun Festival” (South-Korea), “East Neuk Festival” (Scotland) and “Festival Bozen” (Italy).

In 2021 Sérgio Pires has given his highly acclaimed debut at Palau de la Musica in Barcelona.

Alongside his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is the solo clarinet player with the Winterthur MusikKollegium (Switzerland) since 2016.

In 2022 the German Label CAvI Music has released Sérgio Pires’ most recent CD “Les Six – Merci et Adieu, Claude”. 

Since 2019, he is teaching at the Minho University, Portugal.






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Concerto Repertoire


Concertino, Op. 48



B. Crussel
Concerto no.1, Op. 1

Concerto no. 2, Op. 5

F. Danzi

La ci darem la mano


Premiere Rapsody

Jean Francaix


F. Krommer
Concerto, Op. 36
Concerto for 2 clarinets and orchestra, Op. 35

Concerto for 2 clarinets and orchestra, Op.91

W. A. Mozart
Concerto in A major K 622

Sinfonia Concertante for 4 winds and orchestra KV 297

C. Nielsen

Concerto, Op. 57

K. Penderecki

Concerto no. 2

J. Rietz

Concerto Op. 29

G. Rossini

Introduction; Theme and Variations

L. Spohr
Concerto no. 1, Op. 26
Concerto no. 2, Op. 57
Concerto no. 3, WoO 19

Concerto no. 4, WoO 20

J. Stamitz

Concerto in B major

R. Strauss

Concertino for bassoon und clarinet TrV 293

C. Weber
Concertino, Op. 26
Concerto no. 1, Op. 73

Concerto no. 2, Op. 74



clarinet (Sérgio Pires), viola (Diyang Mei), piano (Kosuke Akumoto)

W.A. Mozart

„Kegelstatt-Trio“ E flat major KV 498″

R. Schumann

Fairy Tales Op.132


Max Bruch

Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano Op.83



clarinet + piano

Program 1

J. Brahms

Sonata Op. 120 no. 2 (20’)

C. Debussy

Premiere Rapsody (8’)

L. Bassi

Rigolletto (11’)


W. Lutoslawski

Dance Preludes (12’)

F. Schubert

Arpeggione: (25’)



Program 2

J. Brahms

Sonata Op. 120 n.1 (25’)

W. Lutoslawski

Dance Preludes (15’)



Sonata (16’)

B. Kovac

Hommage a Strauss (3’)

F. Poulenc

Sonata (15’)



Program 3

J. Brahms

Sonata Op. 120 n. 1 (25’)

L. Bernstein

Sonata (11’)

R. Schumann

adagio and allegro (9’)



Sonata (16’)

M. Arnold

Sonatina (8′)

L. Bassi

Rigolletto (11′)



clarinet, violoncello and piano

Program 4
J. Brahms

Trio in a minor for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 114 (24′)

L. v. Beethoven

Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 11 („Gassenhauer-Trio“) (22′)

A. Zemlinsky

Trio d-Moll for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 3 (26′)

Paul Juon

Miniatures for Trio (11′)



soprano, clarinet and piano, 

Program 5

F. Schubert
“The Shepherd on the Rock” (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 965 (9′)

H. Holliger
Relics (to be finished)

L. Bassi

Rigolletto (11’)


W. Lutoslavski
Dance Preludes (15′)

F. Poulenc
Sonata FP. 184 (15′)

L. Spohr
6 German Songs Op. 103 (23′)