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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Sérgio Neves studied at the Conservatório de Aveiro with Nelson Aguiar and at ESART with Carlos Alves, graduating on clarinet with the highest rating. Then, he studied with Joan Enric Lluna at Trinity College of Music where he completed his Master’s degree with “Excellence in Clarinet Studies”. He has won several clarinet and chamber music competitions in England, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Norway and performed in countries such as Brazil, Spain, France, Holland, Luxembourg, Ireland and the USA. He has played solo with the Orquestra del Conservatorio Superior de Oviedo, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras and Orquestra Sinfónica da Póvoa de Varzim with which he premiered the piece "Ocaso", 1˚ Composition Prize, by Nuno Figueiredo under the direction of Luís Carvalho. He has premiered works by several composers in different formations and has had pieces dedicated to him by Sérgio Azevedo, Carlos Marecos, Paulo Jorge Ferreira, Luís Carvalho, Nuno Figueiredo, Carlos Marques, Hugo Correia, André Santos, Antony Allen and Andrea Talmelli. He performed regularly as soloist A and B in the Filarmonia das Beiras orchestra between 2009 and 2018. Critics refer to him as "Good solid sound maintained through a great variety of registers, an excellent performer" - Paul Harvey, (Woodwind Competition, 2007); "Sergio's playing was some of the best clarinet playing I heard all week, refined and supple" - David Campbell (ICA Magazine, 2009), "In particular, I commend Neves for his fine control of the upper clarion and altissimo registers at extreme dynamics and beautiful shaping", Christopher Nichols (ICA Magazine, 2017).
Sérgio teaches at the University of Aveiro, Conservatório de Música e Artes do Dão e Bairrada.
Over the last few years, he was the Cofounder and coordinator of several projects: Conservatório de Música e Artes do Dão, DesConcertante trio, Festival de Música e Artes do Dão and ClarineTalents Festival.


Doctoral Project
"An ear that plays": A case study in 1st and 2nd grade of clarinet teaching-learning about the practice of playing by ear

Clarissa Folleto


The research project has as its starting point the gap identified in the specialized artistic education of music in Portugal (EAEMP), where there is a teaching-learning of the instrument very focused on technique and music reading. Thus, this project proposes to create, identify and implement strategies that contribute to the development of the practice of playing by ear, to promote autonomy and artistic freedom in the students' performing voice. The research proposes a case study in the teaching-learning of the clarinet, using the Loop Station as a technological device. The application will be made as a complement to the current methodology of 1st and 2nd degree of EAEMP, in public national conservatories (Braga, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra and Lisbon) in the clarinet teachers' classes.

Keywords: Performative Voice; Loop Station; Instrumental teaching-learning; Specialized artistic teaching of Music in Portugal; Clarinet