Rodrigo Freitas de Oliveira Cordeiro
Rodrigo Freitas de Oliveira Cordeiro, born in Vila Nova da Barca, in the district of Coimbra, Portugal, began his musical studies at the age of 7. He attended the „Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho“ (Espinho Professional Music School) under the orientation of Nuno Aroso, Pedro Oliveira, Paulo Oliveira, Joaquim Alves and Rui Rodrigues. In 2009 he was admitted at ESMAE (Superior School of Music and Performing Arts) in Music (percussion), where he enrolled into a Masters-program in 2016. During his second year he continued his studies abroad at the CODARTS (University of the arts) in the World Music Department.
Overall Rodrigos art is culturally located somewhere between Portugal, Spain, Cuba, Africa, and Brasil and has been performed in various countries from Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, or the Netherlands to America, Japan, or China. Its unique approach combines multiple styles and different formations and has received several awards. Currently, he’s working on his Ph.D. in art education at the FBAUP (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto).