Pedro Sa

COUNTRY Brazil      
GROUP Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ) & Duo Sá de Percussão      


BORN IN: Loanda – Brazil

LIVES IN: Rio de Janeiro – Brazil


BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Teachers: Luiz D’Anunciação, Miquel Bernat and Arthur Lipner. Colleagues: Naná Vasconcelos (in memorian)

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Villa-Lobos, Uma Vida de Paixão (movie soundtrack), with Brazilian Symphony Orchestra

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Chamber Musician on Duo Sá de Percussão, Abstrai Ensemble & Professor of Percussion at UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro)

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBALS: AA Molto Symphonic Suspended, AAX Suspended and Artisan Hand Cymbals

Dr. Pedro Sá is a Brazilian professional percussionist and timpanist since 1984, with Master and Doctors’ degrees in Music/Performance from Unirio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He has been Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), one of the best universities of the Latin America since 2007, teaching Percussion and Chamber Music, as Percussion Group Director (Grupo de Percussão da UFRJ). He is also Associate Researcher as percussion consultant in museums of musical instruments in Brazil and Portugal (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). With Duo Sá de Percussão, Pedro performed at PASIC 2015, in San Antonio, and gave a Symphonic Clinic-Performance at PASIC 2016, in Indianapolis, about Percussion Instruments Used by Heitor Villa-Lobos. He served as principal timpanist in Brazilian Symphony Orchestra for twelve seasons (1990 - 2002) and since then he plays like sub (extra) timpanist in Petrobras Symphony Orchestra (Opes). With Opes, Pedro made a world première of Concertante for Timpani and Orchestra, written and dedicated to him by Dimitri Cervo. Pedro performed with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Kurt Masur, Maria João Pires and Krzysztof Penderecki, among others, and also made tours in New York and Mexico. In addition to his work, he also writes for Percussive Notes and Modern Drummer magazines



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