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Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

I was born in Paris. My musical studies begin after moving to Portugal with my family when I was 7 years old, first learning the piano and later the viola. In 2000 I move to London to pursue my training on the viola at the Royal Academy of Music where I was awarded a Dip Ram for an outstanding performance in my final recital and the Hilda Wyme Memorial Award for best recital of viola. I concluded there my B Mus (First class) and Postgraduate Degrees with Distinction, under the guidance of Paul Silverthorne.

My prizes include the 1st. Prize in Young Musicians Award RDP – Portugal; the Moir Carnegie Prize; Theodore Holland Viola Prize and Max Gilbert Prize; honour’s award for chamber music in Young Musicians Award RDP. I was also the recipient of a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

I have played recitals in England, Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Japan and performed as a soloist with the Gulbenkian and Artave Orchestras. I have also taken part in the Brahms and Friends Festival, the Lionel Tertis Viola Festival and the Berio Festival “Omaggio”. Of my performance of the Berio’s Sequenza VI (Southbank Centre/RAM) the critics wrote: “It was poetic and vividly imagined, Pereira moving seamlessly from rough-edged percussive sounds to a voice of creamy, virtuosic intensity.”(in The Strad)

As a chamber musician and most specifically with TESSITORI (viola and guitar duo with João Loureiro ) I perform regularly in Portugal and the UK, having played at prestigious venues such as St. David’s Hall – Cardiff, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Lisbon, Rosslyn Hill Chapel Hampstead and National Theatre – Southbank, National Portrait Gallery - London. Release in 2014 of TESSITORI'S Debut Album:

"it's clear that we're dealing with two highly able players whose policy of allowing the music and the audience to breathe freely is carried out with conviction… "in Classical Guitar Magazine

Isabel Pereira also enjoys a busy orchestral career collaborating with the most prestigious orchestras in the country. She also has had trials for Principal Viola of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Viola n°4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and is currently on trial for Associate Principal Viola of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tutoring Experience:

I have a Diploma of Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music LRAM in teaching, which provided a comprehensive introduction to the principles of teaching through practical work. I have taught at The DaCapo Music Foundation, where I taught students of violin and viola of all levels as well as receiving training on the methods of teaching of Kodaly and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. I have also taught privately students of all ages and levels.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that for a successful approach to music teaching there should be a perfect balance between technical input and freedom of expression and together these will pave the path towards finding our own musical voice. I believe in supportive musical cultivation.

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Native Language: Portuguese
Additional Languages: English (British), French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Academy of Music - London (2005) - Postgraduate Diploma Distinction Dip Ram (College) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music - London (2004) - B-Mus 1st. Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music - London (2003) - Licentiate Royal Academy of Music - LRAM (College) (✔ On File)
  • Professional Music School of the Vale do Ave - ARTAVE, Portugal (2000) - Certficate of Music of the Professional Music School of the Vale do Ave (School) (✘ Not On File)

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