Met altvioliste Francisca Galante
Francisca Galante – altviool
Francisca Barradas Vaz Galante was born on 10th of May of 2003. She began her musical studies at the age of 3 and was admitted at the “Escola Artística de Música do Conservatório Nacional” at the age of 6, in the viola class of Isabel Pimentel.
In 2020, she was admitted to the class of Francien Schatborn at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
Regarding her orchestral experience, she took part in several youth orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil (Youth Symphonic Orchestra), under the baton of Christopher Bochmann and Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (Youth Portuguese Orchestra) with the conductor Pedro Carneiro, which whom made international tours in 2019, playing in important european festivals and well-known concert halls, such as Berlin Konzerthaus (Young Euro Festival) and Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest (Vară Magică Festival).
In the same year, she participated in the first edition of “Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Young”, having the role of section leader and, working with the conductors James Ross e Pablo Heras-Casado. Together with RCO Young, she had the opportunity of playing at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and in the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels.
Besides orchestral experience, she was, from 2010 to 2018, a member of the Coro Infanto-Juvenil da Universidade de Lisboa, a choir conducted by Erica Mandillo.
Since the beginning of her studies she made several masterclasses and had lessons with musicians such as Nobuko Imai, Gerard Caussé, Ana Bela Chaves, Louise Lansdown, Marc Sabbah, Samuel Barsegian, Francien Schatborn, Veit Hertenstein, António Pereira, Guus Jeukendrup, Frederik Boits, Martina Forni and Lilli Maijala.
She was awarded with the 1st prize in several national and international competitions: “Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa” (2017), in which she had the opportunity to play solo with the Camerata Atlântica in a live broadcasted recital by the portuguese radio, Antena 2; “IMKA Internet Music Competition” (2017); “Concurso Nacional Cidade de Montijo” (2018); “The North International Music Competition” (2018) and “Prémio Ilda Moura” (2019). In the same year, she was awarded with the third prize in the competition “JOVEM.COM”. Francisca also participated in chamber music competitions, and in 2017 her chamber music group was awarded with the first prize in the competition “JOVEM.COM”.
In 2021 she participated in the “Prinses Christina Concours” being awarded with 1st prize in the regionas and with the 2nd prize in the nationals. She also participated in the “Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa” (National String Instrument Competition), winning the 1st prize in the category juvenils, playing again solo with the Camerata Atlântica.
In the same year she won the 1st prize of the “Britten Concours”, playing later that year solo with the “Britten Youth Orchestra” conducted by Loes Visser.
In the Oranjewoud Festival , she was invited to play along with Mathieu van Bellen, Maria Milstein, Gideon den Herder and Hanna Shybayeva.