Artistic Director

Osvaldo Ferreira is the Founder, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra.

He was previously the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra of the Algarve, the Artistic Director of the International Music Festival of the Algarve, and the Oficina de Música de Curitiba (Brazil).

As a guest conductor, he performed in cities such as Berlin, Viena, Brussels, Rome, Lisboa, Porto, Prague, Lodz, Katowice, Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Cape Town, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, S. Paulo, S. Petersburgo, London, Aspen and Chicago.

Osvaldo completed his Master’s in Orchestral Conducting in Chicago and post-graduate studies at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg, where he was a student of Ilya Mussin.

In 1999 Osvaldo Ferreira was awarded at the Sergei Prokofiev Competition in Russia. He received the “Fellowship” from the Aspen Music Festival in the USA, where he attended the American Conductors Academy.

He was the assistant of Claudio Abbado in Salzburg and Berlin and studied with Jorma Panula and David Zinman. He was a scholar of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal.