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Alexandre Silva
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Alexandre Ferreira Silva (b. 1997) is a percussionist and performer deeply dedicated to the development of contemporary music. He has garnered recognition in various prestigious competitions. Notable achievements include the 2nd Prize at the 2023 Concours Nicati, a 3rd place at the 2019 Young Musicians Award for Percussion in Portugal, the 2020 Helena Sá e Costa award, and a remarkable 1st prize for Snare Drum at the 2017 Tomarimbando International Festival.​​

With a diverse portfolio of experiences, Alexandre has collaborated and participated with many renowned festivals and musical groups, such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Drumming GP, Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Basel Sinfonieorchester, Camerata Variabile, Dresden Festival Orchestra and Neue Philharmonie München. He is listed as a reinforcement for the Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras. He was also selected to be a part of the Youth Portuguese Orchestra (JOP) in the 2014/2015 season.

Currently pursuing his second master's degree in Contemporary and Pedagogy at the Musik-Akademie Basel, he completed also there in 2022 his first master's degree in performance under the guidance of Christian Dierstein. Prior to his studies in Basel, Alexandre graduated from the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, with Miquel Bernat and Manuel Campos.

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