Pedro Afonso Minhava Reis, principal clarinet
Pedro Afonso Minhava Reis
Pedro Minhava Reis was born in 1998 in Montalegre, Portugal, where he received his first clarinet lessons at the age of twelve in the local band Banda Musical de Parafita. For his musical education, he went to Guimarães in 2013 to the Academia Valentim Moreira de Sá with Vítor Matos. In 2016 he came to Austria for concert studies with Johann Hindler and Christoph Zimper at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW). His major field of study was New Music, and he passed the 1st diploma exam with distinction.
Minhava Reis also took several master classes, including with Alessandro Carbonare, Luis Silva, François Benda, Matthias Schorn and Tibor Reman. He has played as a substitute with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Webern Ensemble Vienna, the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera, not least on numerous concert tours that have taken him throughout Europe and to Asia.
In addition, Minhava Reis took part in several Austrian and international competitions, receiving the 2nd prize of the "Czech Clarinet Art" in 2013, the 2nd prize of the "Concorso Internaziole Marco Fiorindo" in 2014, the 2nd prize of the "Grand Prize Virtuoso Vienna" in 2016 and winning the prize of the hmdw-SolistenKammerOrchester in 2019.
In 2019 he was engaged by the Stadttheater Klagenfurt for the 2nd clarinet and played there until 2021, when he won the audition for the solo clarinet of the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna in June.