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.
5/11 - Cva Percussion plays drumming - Amsterdam
6/11 - NJSE - Amsterdam
7/11 - AM.OK - November Music Festival
20/11 - Mallet Collective - Weert
25/11 - Mallet Collective - Eindhoven
2/12 - Gulbenkian Orchestra - Lisbon
3/12 - Gulbenkian Orchestra - Lisbon
9/12 - Gulbenkian Orchestra- Lisbon
10/12 - Gulbenkian Orchestra - Lisbon
8/1 - Chamber music concert in OCP - Lisbon
19/01 - chamber music in RCO house - Amsterdam
27/01 - chamber music in RCO house - Amsterdam
10/02 - Orquestra Gulbenkian - Lisboa
12/02 - Orquestra Gulbenkian - Philarmonie of Paris
13/02 - Orquestra Gulbenkian - Girona
15/02 - Orquestra Gulbenkian - Palau de la Música Catalana / Barcelona
01/03 - CvA percussion in concert - Amsterdam
28/03 - On The Run presents "what´s the point?" - Amsterdam
30/03 - On The Run presents "what´s the point?" - Berlin
02/04 - On The Run presents "what´s the point?"- Budapest
07/04 - STRP festival - Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
22/05 - Toonzetters project - Muziekhaven, Zandaam
23/05 - Toonzetters project - Splendor, Amsterdam
27/05 - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Gent
28/05 - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Queen Elisabethzaal, Antwerpen
26/05 - Solo Recital in Sacharov Festival - Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) - Postponed
27/05 - Solo Concert with N.Novgorod Symph. Orchestra - Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) - Postponed
29/05 - Solo Recital At Music Olympus Festival - St.Petersburg (Russia) - Postponed
04/06 - Toonzetters project - Oranjewoud festival
12/06 - Solo Recital - Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
15/06 - Performance of Jacob TV Goldrush Concerto with Het Ballet orkest - Amsterdam
16/06 - Performance of Jacob TV Goldrush Concerto with Het Ballet orkest - Amsterdam
17/06 - Performance of Jacob TV Goldrush Concerto with Het Ballet orkest - Amsterdam
19/06 - Performance of Jacob TV Goldrush Concerto with Het Ballet orkest - Amsterdam
22/06 - Mallet Collective at Bach Festival - Dordrecht
23/06 - Solo Recital at Bach Festival - Dordrecht
10/07 - Chamber music concert - Salon De Ijzerstaven, Amsterdam
15/07 - Solo Recital - Wonderfeel festival, Graveland
16/07 - Toonzetters project - Wonderfeel festival, Graveland
15/08 - Toonzetters project - Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam
15/10 - Toonzetters projects - Dag in de Branding, Den Haag
28/10 - Toonzetters project - Intro In Situ, Maastricht
30/10 - 5/11 - Premier of Joey Roukens piece for 2 percussionists, choir and string orchestra with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Chamber Choir.
03/11 - Concert with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Chamber Choir - Muziekgebouw´IJ, Amsterdam
04/11 - Concert with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Chamber Choir - November Music, Den Bosch
05/11 - Concert with Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Netherlands Chamber Choir, Muziekcentrum, Enschede
06/11- Toonzetters projects - November music, Den Bosch
13/11 - Toonzetters project - BIJ ANDREAS, Naarden
18/11 - Toonzetters projects - TROMP Percussion festival - Eindhoven