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The portuguese cellist Bruno Borralhinho is a member of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, as well as member and Artistic Director of the Ensemble Mediterrain. His active professional activity includes regular soloist performances in solo recitals, with orchestra or with piano accompaniment in Portugal, Spain, Germany or Brazil. Among his highlights is the unanimously acclaimed interpretation of Bach's 6 Suites with the Montagnana "Suggia" in Lisbon's (June/2008). He also gave Masterclasses in Brazil and Spain. Bruno Borralhinho was born in 1982 in Covilhã and began his music studies at twelve years old at his hometown, where he studied with prof. Luis Sá Pessoa. Between 2000-2006, he studied with prof. Markus Nyikos at the „Universität der Künste“ in Berlin, concluding the Graduate and Postgraduate studies with the highest distintions. After that, he also studied with the prestigious norwegian cellist Truls Mørk. Bruno Borralhinho attended several Master Classes with Natalia Gutman, Antonio Meneses, Pieter Wispelwey, Anner Bylsma, Jian Wang, Martin Ostertag, Martin Löhr, Márcio Carneiro and Thomas Demenga, among others. He won the 1. Prize in the contests "Julio Cardona" (1999) and "Prémio Jovens Músicos" (2001), this last organized by „RDP“ (Portuguese National Radio). In the year of 2000 he also organised the first National Cello Meeting of Violoncello, in Portugal, which included Master Class, concerts, debate, library and an exhibition. As a soloist, he performed Lalo's Concerto the with the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Haydn's C-major Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Variations with the Coimbra Chamber Orchestra, the 3 C. P. E. Bach's Concertos with the "Orquestra Clássica do Centro" (soloist and conductor) and Schumann's Concerto with the "Orquestra do Norte". Bruno Borralhinho has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Solo-Cellist of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. He was also a member of the Academy of the "Staatskapelle Berlin", resident orchestra of the Berlin State Opera, and „Praktikant“ in „DSO - Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin“. During all these years he performed in leading concert halls throughout all Europe, Russia, USA, Canada and South America and worked with important conductors - Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Franz Welser-Möst, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach - and famous soloists - Anne Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Mischa Maisky, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Rolando Villanzón, Thomas Quasthoff - among others.