Pedro Ribeiro Rodrigues is a classical guitarist from Portugal. His interests range from performing to teaching and arranging music. Pedro’s debut album, with his own transcriptions of sonatas by Carlos Seixas – is the only solo guitar recording entirely dedicated to the Portuguese composer.
Although his first passion was Karate, which he started intensively training at the age of 4, his elder brother soon introduced him to several instruments. After his performance of Fado singing accompanied by José Fontes Rocha, the legendary Amália Rodrigues’s guitarist influenced his parents to engage him in formal music education.
Pedro R. Rodrigues studied with Dejan Ivanović in Conservatório de Música Jaime Chavinha in Minde (Portugal) and with Darko Petrinjak at the Zagreb Music Academy (Croatia). He attended inspiring masterclasses with Zoran Dukić, Carlo Marchione, Pablo Marquez, and Costas Cotsiolis.
Apart from being a soloist, he currently takes part in several chamber music projects, such as duos with soprano and flute. He is a founding member of guitar trio Elogio, with Petrit Çeku and Tomislav Vukšić.
He teaches guitar and chamber music in Zagreb and Amsterdam, and he is a co-founder and a permanent teacher of the Youngmasters Festival in Samobor, Croatia. His students have won an impressive number of prizes in international competitions. Lately, he’s been presenting a new guitar teaching approach in the lecture Well-tempered lesson.
Pedro Ribeiro Rodrigues plays on guitar made by Antonio Zwirn.