Filipe Quaresma reconciles his intense solo career and chamber music with the activity of cello teacher at ESMAE, Porto. He is principal cello of the Baroque Orchestra of Casa da Música (CdM), 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. He began his musical studies with the piano at the age of six in Covilhã, his native city, where at age of twelve he began to study cello with Rogério Peixinho. Later, in London and Florence, he studied with David Strange, Mats Lidström and Natalia Gutman. Filipe participated in masterclasses with Colin Carr, Zara Nelsova, Frans Helmerson, Anssi Karttunen, Jian Wang, Eliaz Arizcuren, Márcio Carneiro, Luís Sá Pessoa, among others.He has received several prizes and scholarships of international prestige. He has also been a guest musician at the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Ensemble and the City of Granada Orchestra.