ALEXANDRE ANDRADE - Born in Souto, municipality of Maria da Feira, is Assistant Professor at I.S.E.I.T-Viseu, Piaget Institute (Portugal), Guest Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas and the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and prof. of Flute at the JOBRA Conservatory of Music (Portugal). He has a degree in Transverse Flute Teaching (University of Aveiro) in 1995, in the class of Pedro Couto Soares, completed a Master of Performance in Ireland (Waterford Institute of Technology) in 1997, and studied Early Music with Rachel Brown. PhD in Music (University of Aveiro) in 2005, dedicating his thesis "A presença da flauta traversa em Portugal de 1750 A 1850, seu repertório e performance do traverso na 2a metade do séc. XVIII e 1a metade do séc. XIX". In November 2013, as part of the Erasmus program, he taught a master class and seminar at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid for the Traverso and Modern Flute classes. In September 2016, concluded the Master in Interpretation - Early Music - Traverso, at ESMAE (Porto) in the class of prof. Olavo Barros. He also worked in Baroque Orchestras with teachers Pedro Sousa e Silva, Ana Mafalda Castro, Benjamin Chénier and Marco Ceccato. Founding member of Ensembles Ars Iberica, Iberian Ensemble and Ventos do Atlântico, has performed concerts and taught in the area of Early Music in mainland Portugal, the Azores, Spain and Brazil.
VINÍCIUS PEREZ - Was born in Rio de Janeiro and began his musical studies at the age of six, playing classical guitar. After finishing his guitar studies, he decided to focus on the historical plucked string instruments, with particular emphasis on the lute. After studying historical sources and lute-specific literature (from the early sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century), he attended the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Hopkinson Smith, one of the world's leading authorities on plucked string instruments. Vinícius Perez performs regularly as soloist and as an accompanist, for example with the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, the Konzert Theater Bern, Renate Steinmann (Zürcher Barockorchester) and the Bach Collegium (Freiburg). His first solo CD, "The Galant Lute", is the result of his research into historically informed performance practice and his desire to enable modern audiences to experience the enchanting, gallant and colorful sound of the lute through an original and unprecedented repertoire. Vinícius is the professor of lutes and historical instruments at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) - "Lisbon School of Music".