Double bass Professor

Born in 1991, Margarida Afonso was born in Bairro, Vila Nova de Famalicão.

In 2003 she joined Artave in the double bass class of Prof. Alexandre Samardjiev, and in 2009 joins Prof. Adriano Aguiar at the Superior National Academy of Orchestra.

She attended Masterclasses with professors Adriano Aguiar, Florian Pertzborn, Yana Tathadjieva, Vladimir Kouznetsov, Massimo Giorgi, Alejandro Erlich Oliva and Rinat Ibragimov.

In 2011 she won the Academy’s internal competition, playing solo, that same year, with the Metropolitan Academic Orchestra.

In 2012, she completed his degree at the Superior National Academy of Orchestra.

Margarida has collaborated with Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra do Algarve, Orquestra Cascais Oeiras and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, where he worked with conductors: Michael Zilm, Cesário Costa, Pedro Neves, Jean Marc Brufin, Nir Kabareti, Joana Carneiro, David Afkham, Laurence Foster, Evgeny Bushkov, Emilio Pomàrico, Pedro Neves, among others.

She is a frequent reinforcement of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.

Between 2012 and 2015 she was a teacher of the double bass class at CAORG – Jaime Chavinha Music Conservatory.

She is currently part of the teaching staff of the Orquestra Geração project, at the Metropolitan Conservatory and at the Lisbon Academy of Music, where she teaches double bass and ensemble classes.

Margarida Afonso is a member of the Camerata Alma Mater.