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About Agostinho

Agostinho Benedito de Almeida Sequeira (1998) started his Percussion studies in 2013 in the Metropolitana music school, Lisbon, with Marco Fernandes, Andreu Rico and Miguel Herrera.


Since 2016, Agostinho studies at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam with Nick Woud, Arnold Marinissen, Peter Prommel, Rachel Zhang, Richard Jansen, Marijn Korff de Gidts, Ramon Lormans, Bence Major Mark Braafhart and Laurent Warnier. In the past year, he participated in an Erasmus program in the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon.


In 2020, he was the Winner of the Tromp Percussion Competition, receiving also the audience prize and the Jan Pustjens press prize.


He won the first prize in the 30th edition of the “Young Musician competition” in the category of percussion solo, and was later acclaimed as the Portuguese Young Musician of the year. Agostinho already performed as soloist concerti with the foremost symphony orchestra in Portugal, the Gulbenkian orchestra, the Metropolitana wind orchestra, the Metropolitana Symphony orchestra, the Orquestra Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorium van
Amsterdam. In these concerts, he performed the “Percussion Concerto” of Jennifer Higdon and “Speaking Drums” Concerto by Peter Eotvos.

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First prize

Tromp Percussion Competition

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Awards

In 2014, he won, as member of the Percussion Duo from Metropolitana, the 1st prize in the competition “Young Musicians Contest” in Portugal and in 2015 as member of the Metropolitana Percussion trio, Agostinho won the 1st prize in the competition “21st Century Art competition for young performers” and was also awarded the 2nd prize in the “Tomarimbando” competition - category Marimba.


At age 17, he became a member of the Portuguese Youth Orchestra conducted by Pedro Carneiro. In 2016, Agostinho was awarded the 1st prize in the “1st International Percussion Competition from
Beira Interior”.


In 2017, he received a partial scholarship from the Jan Pustjens Foundation and in 2018, he won the first prize in the “Gondomar international percussion competition”.


In 2019, he was admitted in ARD international music competition, reaching the 2nd round. Agostinho followed lessons and played in masterclasses with Pedro Carneiro, Keiko Abe, Jean Geoffroy, Jason Treuting, Christian Dierstein, Isao Nakamura, Anders Astrand, Vassilena Serafimova, Nancy Zeltsman, Momoko Kamiya, Marinus Komst, among others.

Agenda

Agenda 2023/2024

September

30/09 - Recital at IPEA festival - Shanghai

October

5/10 -  Agostinho Sequeira trio at Muziekgebouw - Amsterdam

12/10 - Concertgebouw Orkest - Amsterdam

13/10 - Concertgebouw Orkest - Amsterdam

28/10 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Amsterdam

November

04/11 - Toonzetters Ensemble - Sounds of music, Groningen

16/11 - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Antwerp

17/11 - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Antwerp

25/11 - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Antwerp

December

Tour with Amsterdam Sinfonietta

01/12 - Muziekcentrum - Enschede

02/12 - Tivoli Vrendenburg - Utrecht

03/12 - Philarmonie - Essen

04/12 - Het Concertgebouw - Amsterdam

06/12 - Festhalle Stadt - Vierse

08/12 - Veranstaltungs - Rosenheim

09/12 - Alter Oper - Frankfurt

11/12 - Philarmonie - Cologne

12/12 - Konzerthaus - Berlin

13/12 - Elbphilarmonie - Hamburg

15/12 - Stadsgehoorzaal - Leiden

16/12 - Musis Sacrum - Arnhem

17/12 - Concertzaal - Tilburg

2024

February

16/02 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - The Hague

17/02 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - The Hague

March

01/03 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Rotterdam

05/03 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Roosendaal

07/03 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Haarlem

29/03 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Tilburg

April

03/04 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Alkmaar

15/04 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Groningen

17/04 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Hengelo

25/04 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Alphen ad Rijn

May

02/05 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Amsterdam

08/05 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Gouda

14/05 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Utrecht

16/05 - We, The Eyes  - ICK dance company - Breda

June

15/06 - Toonzetters Ensemble - Arnhem

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