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).
As an orchestral musician he recently has performed not only with the London Symphony Orchestra (solo clarinet), but also with several other renowned orchestras, that allowed him to share the stage with prestigious soloists such as Vilde Frang, Alina Ibragimova Mischa Maisky, Fazil Say, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Heinz Holliger, Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Albrecht Mayer, Jan Lisiecki, Christoph Eschenbach, Lang-Lang and others.
Sérgio Pires is a scholar of the Mozartgesellschaft Dortmund (Germany).
Since 2019, he is teaching at the Minho University, Portugal.
Concertino, Op. 48
Concerto no. 2, Op. 5
La ci darem la mano
Concerto for 2 clarinets and orchestra, Op.91
Sinfonia Concertante for 4 winds and orchestra KV 297
Concerto, Op. 57
Concerto no. 2
Concerto Op. 29
Introduction; Theme and Variations
Concerto no. 4, WoO 20
Concerto in B major
Concertino for bassoon und clarinet TrV 293
Concerto no. 2, Op. 74
clarinet + piano
Sonata Op. 120 no. 2 (20’)
Premiere Rapsody (8’)
Dance Preludes (12’)
Sonata Op. 120 n.1 (25’)
Dance Preludes (15’)
Hommage a Strauss (3’)
Sonata Op. 120 n. 1 (25’)
adagio and allegro (9’)
clarinet, violoncello and piano
Trio in a minor for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 114 (24′)
Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 11 („Gassenhauer-Trio“) (22′)
Trio d-Moll for clarinet, violoncello and piano Op. 3 (26′)
Miniatures for Trio (11′)
soprano, clarinet and piano,
“The Shepherd on the Rock” (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 965 (9′)
Relics (to be finished)
Dance Preludes (15′)
Sonata FP. 184 (15′)
6 German Songs Op. 103 (23′)