Skip to main content
What’s On

Principal Clarinet

Member since 2024

Sérgio Fernandes Pires is a winner of more than a dozen prizes at international competitions. As a soloist, he has performed with renowned orchestras including the Bremen Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra Basel, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestra Filarmonicii de Stat Transilvania, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Berlin Symphonic and Argovia Philarmonic, playing pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Stamitz, Carl Maria von Weber, Gioachino Rossini, Krzysztof Penderecki, Franz Danzi, Aaron Copland, and Carl Nielsen.

As a chamber musician, Sérgio is invited regularly to festivals in many countries around the world, including South Korea, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Japan, sharing the stage with famous artists like Heinz Holliger, Albrecht Mayer, Radovan Vlatkovic, Valentin Erben, Emmanuel Pahud, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Emmanuel Abbuehl and many others.

Sérgio sees teaching as one of his biggest passions. He took the Assistant role at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal, in 2019, and at the Hochschule for Musik in Basel, Switzerland (where he studied) in 2023. Sérgio also teaches at various masterclasses every year, in festivals in Portugal, Spain, Poland, South Korea, Colombia and other countries.