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Daniel Araújo
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Daniel Fernando Oliveira Araújo (b.1996), is a percussionist that studied at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE) in Porto (Portugal), having obtained his Master's degree in Music Education in 2021 after completing his degree in Percussion in 2019 at the same institution.


He has collaborated with renowned groups such as the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto - Casa da Música, Drumming Percussion Group and Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa. Between 2020 and 2021 he took part of the circus orchestra of the Coliseu do Porto AGEAS.


In contests he won the following prizes:

Helena Sá e Costa prize winner in duo with percussionist Jorge Pereira (2019)

3rd place in “International Percussion Competition – Gondomar” (2018)

Scherzo Editions Award – Best interpretation of the mandatory work by resident composer Ângela da Ponte at the “International Percussion Competition – Gondomar” (2018)

2nd place in “Italy Percussive Arts Society - Snare Drum Competition” Cat. B (2017)

3rd place in “Tomarimbando – Snare Drum competiton“ Cat. B (2016)


He appears in the following records:

  • Peixinho Patriarca Percussion, Drumming GP 2021

  • Night & Day, Portuguese Symphonic Band, 2020

  • The Ghost Ship, Portuguese Symphonic Band, 2018


He currently teaches percussion at the Academia de Música de Oliveira de Azeméis.

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