Sérgio Fernandes Pires, (Bern, Switzerland, 1st September of 1995), began his musical studies at the age of 8 years old, and in 2007 (12 Years old) went to the "Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá", in Guimarães, with Vitor Matos, with whom studied until 2013.
Finished in 2018, his Performance-Solist Master with François Benda, at the Hochschule für Musik der Stadt Basel.
Won 1st Price in the following competitions:
“Paços Premium” (2008)
"I Terras de la-Sallete” (2008)
“IV Terras de La-Salette” (2011)
"Concorso Internazionale Marco Fiorindo" (2012)
"Gheorghe Dima International Clarinet Competition" (2017)
3rd Price in the following competitions:
-“Czech ClarinetArt” (2013), in Czech Republic.
Recorded for the first time for the radio (Antena2, portuguese broadcaster) in 2011.
Sérgio Pires Participated in some of the most important and acclaimed classical music festivals in the world , such as: “European Music Campus” (Austria), “Kultursommer Nordhessen” (Germany), BBC Proms (England), Schleswig-Holstein Festival (Germany), "Isang-Yun Festival" (South-Korea), "East Neuk Festival" (Scotland) and “Festival Bozen” (Italy).
Sérgio has had, since very young age, a very active orchestral activity, beeing accepted at the age of 18/19 in 3 of the most important young orchestras in the world, the European Union Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. Later on, was invited to play with different orchestras in Europe and around the wolrd, such as: Portuguese Chamber Orchestra (Portugal), Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra (Germany), Neojiba Orchestra (Brazil), Sinfonie Orchester Basel (Switzerland), Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland), Tonkünstler Orchester (Austria), Cameratta Zürich (Switzerland), among many others.
Sérgio Pires shared the stage with many prestigious soloists, such as Vilde Frang, Mischa Maisky, Fazil Say, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Heinz Holliger, Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Albrecht Mayer, Jan Lisiecki, Clemens Hagen, Martin Grubinger, Erik Schumann, Michaela Kaune, Christoph Eschenbach, Maté Szucs, Klaus Florian Vogt, Lang-Lang, René Pape, among many others.
As soloist, Sérgio Pires has performed with Kammerorchester Basel, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchester vom See, Orchestra Filarmonicii de Stat Transilvania, Sinfonie Orchester Basel and Argovia Philarmonic, playing pieces by W. Mozart, J. Stamitz, C. Weber, G. Rossini, K. Penderecki, F. Danzi, and C. Nielsen.
Is since 2016, Solo-Clarinet in Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchester., winning the audition at the age of 20.
Is, since 2015, Henry Selmer Artist and Silverstein works Artist.