Bruno Pernadas - Biography
Composition, Guitar & Keyboards
Photo by Mário Feliciano
Bruno Jorge de Oliveira Pernadas was born in Lisbon in 1982. He has a degree in Music by the Superior School of Music of Lisbon (ESML) in Jazz department.
He began his musical studies with classical guitar at the age of thirteen. Later, from 2003 to 2007, he attended the Lisbon Jazz School – “Hot Club de Portugal” and during that period he also studied Analysis and Composition Techniques with composer Vasco Mendonça. He represented the “Hot Club de Portugal” in the 5th edition of the São Luiz Jazz Festival and the ESML in the 8th edition. He studied with Pedro Moreira, João Moreira, Nelson Cascais, Afonso Pais, Bruno Santos, André Fernandes, Sérgio Azevedo, Lars Arens, among many others.
During his studies he participated in several workshops, masterclasses and orchestra internships with musicians and composers such as Lee Konitz, Carlos Barreto, the Lisbon Music School Jazz Orchestra, Instituto Piaget’s Big Band, John Taylor, Matt Pavolka, San Francisco Jazz Collective, Pete Rende, Dan Weiss, Ohad Talmor, Ben Monder, David Binney, among others.
He worked as a composer, musical director and stage musician in performances such as “Ferloscardo” (2006/2007) – at CCB; “Às vezes as luzes apagam-se” (2008) – at Festival Temps d’Image / CCB; "Romeu e Julieta" by the National Ballet Company (2016) at Teatro Camões and TNDM II - "A origem das espécies" at TNDM II.
He has been an active musician and composer in several projects since an early age, which lead him to participate in numerous music festivals in Portugal, Italy and Brazil.
In 2014 Bruno Pernadas recorded a new solo project: “How can we be joyful in a world full of knowledge?” bringing together several music styles such as jazz, space age pop, folk, world music and electronic. The record was released in March 2014.
In 2015 he wrote two original soundtracks for the movies "A toca de Lobo" directed by Catarina Mourão and "Steamboat bill jr" directed by Buster keaton.
In September 2016, Bruno Pernadas released two new upcoming records. "Those who throw objects at the crocodiles will be asked to retrieve them" and "worst summer ever"
He is a freelance-musician, composer and arranger in the jazz, pop and improvised music scenes and he teaches Musical Theory, guitar and combo in several music schools in Lisbon, since 2006.