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.
Tromp Percussion Competition
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
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.
30/09 - Recital at IPEA festival - Shanghai
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
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
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
16/02 - We, The Eyes - ICK dance company - The Hague
17/02 - We, The Eyes - ICK dance company - The Hague
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
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
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
15/06 - Toonzetters Ensemble - Arnhem