Eliseu Silva

violin, conductor
biography
  Eliseu Antunes Pereira Gomes da Silva is a concert violinist, conductor and pedagogue.  He's been a juror member of numerous international competitions such as the prestigious Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International Violin Competition, Hong Kong Violin international Competition and International Competition Talents for Europe Bohdan Warchal among others. Eliseu was the conductor and artistic coordinator of the International Music Festival leading the Hong kong international competition.

     A musician of notable repertoire, Eliseu Silva is deeply invested in the quality of his work.  His recitals and concert performances have been with a vast number of orchestras and brought his travels to Australia, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Macau, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain and other countries as well.  He's performed as a soloist with orchestras led by numerous international conductors such as Anna Wirtsbuch, Colin Touchin, Julius Mickalsky, Antonio Saiote, Ernst Schelle, Cesário and Rui Pinheiro.

      Prize winner of many national and international violin competitions, he merited awards in such competitions as The  International Violin Competition of Malta, The Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition, the Prémios Jovens Musicos Antena 2, the International Violin Competition Julio Cardona, International Competition of Interpretation of Estoril among others. In 2013 he won a national competition in arts, sponsored by the Portuguese National Culture Centre.  The competition's goal was to spotlight the most interesting and imaginative project in the domain of music.       

He was fortunate to study at the most prominent schools of violin, with emblematic professors, such as Dr. Max Rabinovich, who was the director of The Juilliard School and former student of Efrehm Zimbalist; Valentin Stefanov, a student of Henrik Szering; Gerardo Ribeiro a student of Ivan Galamian; and Russian soloist Sergey Kravachenko, a disciple of Leonid Kogan.  

Eliseu studied at Hochscule Fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin in the class of professor Uwe Martin Heiberg, a member of the Brahms String Quartet.  All the cycles of studies were finished with the highest classification, having earned numerous awards, prizes and the Merit Grant for being the Best Student of the years 2003 and  2004.  He was a student of Dr. Radu Ungureanu.  Post-Graduate work was done in Performance and finished a Master in Pedagogy, as well as one other Master in Instrumental Teaching at the same university.  Eliseu obtained the High Specialist Diploma in July of 2016.

      At present, he's developing a Doctoral Research in Musicology, Performance and Interpretation with one of the most advanced labs of Biomechanic in Europe, called LABIOMEP and with the faculty of Sport Of Oporto, based on high violinistic performance.     

 Eliseu Silva's recordings have been made for Deutch Gramophone, Re-Munich Label, Portuguese Radio Antenna 2 and a recent release with Portuguese, prominent composers.     
He's the founder of The Lusitanae Ensemble, which recorded in 2015 a CD supported by Mota Engil.  This was a pioneer project in Portuguese music.     
With his pianist Marian Pivka, a CD was recorded in 2016 of virtuoso works for violin and piano, which was released in Hong Kong on August 23 of 2016.     

Conductor Silva is the conductor of the Oporto Youth Orchestra of Bonjóia from the Oporto City Council, involving the private Conservatory of Silva Monteiro, the Ministry of Education and two corporations, BPI and Bial, which has a social program for humanitarian causes.

Eliseu is the Vice President of AMEP, a Portuguese association linked with FIME and UNESCU.  He teaches at Oporto Music University of Arts and the Conservatory of Music Silva Monteiro.   

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