Guilherme Sousa

Date of birth: 27.07.1990
Instrument: oboe
Nationality: Portuguese
Competition: Prémio Jovens Músicos, 2013
Prize: 1st Prize
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Guilherme was born in Coimbra (Portugal). He started his musical studies when he was five years old with Prof. Virgílio Caseiro and took his first oboe lessons at the age of ten at the Conservatório de Música Oficial de Coimbra with Prof. Pedro Ribeiro and later with Prof. Francesco Sammassimo. Guilherme did his Bachelor of Music at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo supervised by Prof. Ricardo Lopes for oboe and by Prof. Anonio Saiote for chamber music. Currently he is finishing his studies for the Master of Music (Performance) at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) in the class of Prof. Diethelm Jonas.

Guilherme has successfully participated in various competitions in solo categories as well as chamber music disciplines:

- 1st Prize and 'Young Musician of the Year' at Prémio Jovens Músicos in 2013 in the category 'Oboe higher level'

- 3rd Prize at Prémio Jovens Músicos in 2010 in the category 'Oboe higher level'

- 1st Prize at the Concurso Nacional de Instrumentos de Sopro de Terras de La-Sallete in the Junior Category

- 1st Prize at the chamber music competition ConCursos in Aveiro together with pianist Pedro Costa in the Superior Category

- 1st Prize at the chamber music competition Concurso Interno de Música de Câmara da Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo with the Quinteto de Sopros da ESMAE and winner of the Prémio Helena Sá e Costa offered by the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo

Guilhere was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra with which he performed in several famous concert halls throughout Europe in 2011. Amongst others, the orchestra gave concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (Netherlands), the KonzertHaus in Berlin (Germany) and the Grafenegg in Krems-Land (Austria). During his time at the EUYO Guilherme was conducted by Maestro Jaap van Zweden and Vladimir Ashkenazy, to name but a few.

Moreover, Guilherme plays in a duo with classical guitarist Marei Janic for the foundation Live Music Now created by Lord Yehudi Menuhin and for the foundation Musikerkennen which organises regular concerts.

Listen to Guilherme here (from minute 42 onward)



J. S. Bach, Partita in A minor (BWV 1013)
B. Britten, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Oboe Solo
E. Carter, Inner Song
H. Holliger, Sonata for Oboe Solo
G. Silvestrini, Cinq Tableaux for Oboe Solo
G. Ph. Telemann, 12 Fantasias

With Piano (Duo Concertante)

J. S. Bach, Sonata in G minor (BWV 1020)
C. Ph. E. Bach, Sonata in G minor (H. 549)
B. Britten, Temporal Variations
A. Dorati, Duo Concertante for Oboe and Piano
H. Dutilleux, Sonata for Oboe and Piano
P. Hindemith, Sonata for Oboe and Piano
J. Kalliwoda, Morceau de Salon
A. Pasculli, Concerto sopra motivi dell’opera La Favorita
F. Poulenc, Sonata for Piano and Oboe
R. Schumann, Three Romances for Oboe and Piano
R. Schumann, Adagio and Allegro

Chamber music

With Guitar (Duo Confesso)

J.S. Bach, Sonata in C Major, Andante and Menuetto (BWV 1003)
C. Bresgen, Five Miniatures
N. Chédeville/A. Vivaldi, Sonata No. 6 in G minor, Il pastor fido (Op. 13)
A. Corelli, Sonata No. 8 in E minor (Op. 5)
N. Coste, Le Montagnard for Oboe and Guitar (Op. 34)
P. Dayton, Mar de Lurin for Oboe and Guitar
M. Giuliani, Grand Duo Concertant (Op. 85)
G. F. Händel, Sonata in D minor (D. 9873)
J. Ibert, Entr’Acte (AL 21397)
S. Isbäck, Sonata for Oboe and Guitar
N. Paganini, Duetto No. 3 (MS 110)
A. Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango
A. Ribeiro, FADO Nem às paredes confesso (own transcription)

With orchestra

L. Lebrun, Concerto in D minor for Oboe and Orchestra
B. Martinu, Concerto for Oboe and small Orchestra
W.A. Mozart, Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra
R. Strauss, Concerto in D Major for Oboe and Orchestra
A. Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor for Oboe and String Orchestra (RV 461)
B.A. Zimmermann, Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

If you are interested in working with Guilherme, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.
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