Henrique Portovedo

Henrique Portovedo has found his place in contemporary music by working with composers such as R. Barret, H. Kiama, P. Ferreira Lopes, P. Ablinger, P. Niblock, among others. Portovedo has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him including some Saxophone Concertos conducted by Clement Power, Luís Carvalho, François Boulanger, etc. He was a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, Fadomorse, Orquestra de Sopros do Inatel, Orquesta de Viento Marcos Redondo, and others. He is a co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest. He was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in London, Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012 by the Portuguese Institute of Art and Ideas and received the Award by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture in 2014. Portovedo is a researcher at CITAR, School of the Arts at Portuguese Catholic University. At the moment, he is an artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany and, as well, visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, USA, supported by Fulbright Foundation. Portovedo is a member of the European Saxophone Comité, Tenor Sax Collective (Tenor SaxIndex), President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and was the artistic director of the European Saxophone Congress EurSax Porto '17.