The group was formed in 1994, had musical training with teachers Christopher
Christopher Bochmann, Ceciliu Istfan, João Lucena Vale and Paul
Wakabayashi. In 1997, did a workshop for chamber music, directed by Maria
Joao Pires, and Rudolf Watzel, member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Between 1997 and 1999, worked with the composer Daniel Schwetz to make a
repertoire dedicated to Tango and Argentine folk music.
The group participated in various Music Festivals: Musica nos Claustros, Évora;
Festival Med, Loulé, Bienal da Utopia; Musicando, Évora; Vª Cimeira Mundial
do Tango; Festival de Teatro de Almada, Festival de Verão, Alenquer, Festival
de Verão, Évora; Abril em Almodôvar; Mês da Música, Vidigueira;
Musicalidades, Moita; Mês da Música, Aljustrel; Festival de Música Clássica
Moura; Jornadas da Música, Almodôvar; AnimaChiado and BaixAnima, Lisboa.
The group performed concerts in Alcochete, Almeirim, Caldas Rainha,
Carrazeda Ansiães, Centro Cultural Belém, Fátima, Figueiró Vinhos, Guarda,
Malveira, Mafra, Montijo, Odemira, Reguengos Monsaraz, Rio Maior and Sintra.
Susana Nogueira – Violin
Luis Rufo – Violin
Bruno Correia – Viola
Samuel Santos – Cello
Susana Nogueira – Violin
Studied at the Academia de Amadores de Música with Anibal Lima and Jorge
Lé, at the Conservatório Nacional with Christa Ruppert and Manuel Gomes.
She graduated in the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Khatchatour
She is master at the University of Évora with Valentim Stefanov and studied
with James Dahlgreen and Ceciliu Istfan.
She was concertino in the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil and stage in the
Orquestra Erasmus, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais and Oeiras. Worked with
various Portuguese orchestras and acted in France, Greece, Belgium and
She made Master Classes with Gerardo Ribeiro, Maxim Vengerov, Lavarda
Skou-Larsen, Betty Hagge, Stephen Bull, Ifrah Neaman, Jean-Sebastian Beraut
and Bertrand Bordeaux, and teaches at the Conservatório Regional de Évora Eboræ Mvsica.
Luis Rufo – Violin
Began his studies at the Academia de Música Eborense, in violin, and at the
Escola Profissional de Música de Évora with Nikolay Lalov. Graduated at the
Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Khatchatour Amirkhanian. Is master
at the University of Évora with Valentim Stefanov.
Participated in the Festival of Music, S. Roque, ESML, the Cistermúsica
Festival, and the Expo '2000, in Hannover. He played in Portugal, Spain,
Mozambique and Pyrenees. It shows up regularly in concert with Orchestra
Gulbenkian, Filarmonia das Beiras, Metropolitana de Lisboa, Sinfonietta de
Lisboa and made Master Class with Maxim Vengerov, Ifrah Neaman, Stephen
Bull and Bertrand Bordeaux.
Teaches at the Conservatório Regional do Baixo Alentejo, at the Conservatório
Regional de Évora - Eboræ Mvsica where is conductor of the String Orchestra.
Bruno Correia – Viola
Began his studies at the Escola Profissional de Música de Évora, with
Mirandela Danuta Grossmanova. Made Master Classes with Max Rabinovitsj,
Paul Wakabayashi, Ryszard Woycicki, Chao Bin and Paulo Gaio Lima.
He stages at Orchestra APROARTE and tours with the Orquestra da
Universidade de Évora, in France - 2004 and 2005 and worked with Ernst
Schelle, Max Rabinovitjs, Roberto Perez, Carlos Riazuelo, Christopher
Bochmann, Dario Nuno, Pedro Neves, and others.
Is licensed in Viola by the Universidade de Évora, with Valentine Stefanov
(Viola) and John Lucena and Vale (Chamber music).
Is master at the Universidade de Évora in classes of Viola and the Chamber
Music of Paul Wakabayashi and teaches Violin and Viola in the Conservatório
Regional de Évora Eboræ Music and in the Conservatório Regional do Baixo
Samuel Santos – Cello
He began his musical studies at the Professional School of Music of Évora with
Miguel Ivo Cruz and Marília Peixoto. Did Bachelor in Superior School of Music
in Lisbon with Clelia Vital and did his graduation in the Superior School of
Applied Arts, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco with Miguel Rocha and
Catherine Strynckx. Currently, attend the Master degree at the University of
Evora with Paulo Gaio Lima.
In 2003 he won the 3rd prize at the Young Musicians Award, the top level with
the trio. In 2004, he won the contest ESART and played the cello concerto by
Dvorak in the festivals of Leiria, Coimbra, Castelo Branco.
In 2007, invited by the cellist Irene Lima, touched the ground with Chamber
Orchestra concert Josefa de Óbidos cello L. Boccherini in G M. Took courses
with Marcio Carneiro, Jeroen Reuling, Jian Wang, Sergei Roldugin, António
Menezes, Xavier Gagne Pane, Dmitri Ferschtman.
He works as reinforcement in Beiras Orchestra, Orchestra of the North, the
Algarve Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra.
He teaches cello class at the Conservatoire Regional de Évora - Eborae Mvsica
and the Regional Conservatory of Setúbal.

The group was formed in 1994, had musical training with teachers