Cellist Teresa Valente Pereira (1982) started studying cello with Maria José Falcão and completed with honours undergraduate studies with Paulo Gaio Lima. She got her post-graduate diploma at the Reina Sofía, Madrid, in the class of Natalia Shakovskaya, and finished her studies doing a Konzertexam Diploma with Christoph Richter. Participated in various cello masterclasses with Xavier Gagnepain, Steve Doane, Miklós Peréyni, Natalia Gutman and others, and chamber music masterclasses with Walter Levin, Veronica Hagen and Erich Höbarth, among others. She was awarded several prizes and distinctions. She played as a soloist and chamber musician in some of the most important music halls in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Venezuela. Her performances with Hansjorg Schellenberger, Antoni Ros-Marbá, Ronald Zollman conducting the Gulbenkian, Portuguese Symphony, Oporto National and “Freixenet” Reina Sofía orchestras, were highly acclaimed.