Pedro CostaPedro Costa is regarded as one of the most promising pianists of the new portuguese generation of musicians. He is specialized in art song accompaniment and chamber music.
Winner of different competition such as the Estoril Interpretation Competition, the Helena Sá e Costa Prize, The National Radio Prize for Young Musicians (Prémio Jovens Músicos), the Louis Spohr Competition for Song Accompaniment in Kassel (Germany) and the New Tenuto Competition in Brussels (Belgium), Pedro Costa had the opportunity to play as a soloist with several orchestras including the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras Chamber, Orkest der Lage Landen and the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van Gidsen. He has performed in many european concert halls, both as a solo pianist and collaborating with singers and instrumentalists.
His special interest for Art Song led him to attend for four years the International Lied Masterclasses in Brussels, where he had the opportunity to work with famous singers and pianists like Udo Reinemann, Christianne Stotijn, Anne Sophie von Otter, Peter Schreier, Ann Murray, Brigitte Fassbaender, Christoph Prégardien, Sir Thomas Allen, among others. Pedro Costa accompanies regularly singers such as Peter Kellner, Marina Pacheco, Tiago Matos, André Baleiro, Coline Dutilleul and João Terleira. Recently he was awarded with the Accompanist Prize at the Rotary Club Singing Competition.
Born in 1989 in Macao, Pedro Costa obtained his Bachelor Degree from the Escola Superior de Música of Porto (Portugal) in the class of Luís Filipe Sá. In 2015, he finished with distinction his Master Studies with Piet Kuijken at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium). Pedro is currently studying vocal accompaniment with Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake at the Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria), where he also works as an accompanist since 2017.