Philippe Trovão


Started learning music in 2001 in the Sociedade Filarmónica Vestiariense. In order to seek more knowledge and continue his musical training he went to Academia de Música de Alcobaça in 2003 to learn saxophone with Professor Mário Marques. In 2010 he finished the 8th grade and entered Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML), in the class of Professor José Massarrão, where he graduated in 2013 and finished the Masters in Musical Education in 2017. He premiered several pieces from students and former students of the degree in Composition. Was part of the ESML Jazz Orchestra in 2011 and 2015. As a soloist he performed with the Camerata de Sopros Silva Dionísio and with the Orquestra Sinfónica da Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. As a music professional he played with Cottas Club Jazz Band, with the Big Band of the Conservatório Nacional and with REUNION Big Jazz Band in concerts inside and outside Portugal. He collaborated with the Companhia Nacional de Bailado in the premiere of “Dance Bailarina, Dance”, with WESO (West European Symphonic Orchestra) in a project with “Orelha Negra” in the music festival MEO Sudoeste in Zambujeira do Mar e was the saxophone player of the musical theater “A República das Bananas”, of Filipe Lá Féria, in scene in Teatro Politeama in 2015/2016. He explores other languages besides classical music and jazz like rock, funk, pop and progressive rock. He was distiguished in several saxophone competitions, FISP 2005 – 2nd place, FISP 2007 – 3th place e FISP 2009 – 3th place e 2nd place in “International Music Competition” in Chieri, Italy, where he played as soloist with the “Orchestra Sinfonieta” de Chieri, Italy. He frequented masterclasses with national and international teacher like Rita Nunes, Francisco Ferreira, Claude Delangle, Mário Marzi, Jean Yves Fourmeau, Henk van Twillert, Nicolas Proust, Lars Mlekusch e James Houlik. Philippe is a founding member of Forma Perdida (world music) along with Ana Albino and he's developing a experimental music project called ROOM#315.

Albums from Philippe Trovão