Vasco Negreiros

Vasco Negreiros lived in Portugal until the age of 10, when he went to Brazil, where he began his musical education on piano, viola and singing. He specialized on Choral Conducting by Carlos Alberto Figueiredo, attending Unirio’s (University of Rio de Janeiro) Conducting Course. Still in Brazil, he conducted the Brasil Barroco ensemble, for which he transcribed, performed in first contemporary audition and recorded Brazilian music of the 18th Century. 

In Germany, he concluded 1993 the Diploma Course in the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule by Martin Schmidt (Choir Conducting) and Andreas Weiß (Orchestra Conducting). At the Mannheim-Heidelberg Musikhochschule he concluded 1996 his Post-Graduation (Kapellmeister Ausbildung) at the classes of Frieder Bernius (Choir Conducting), Klaus Arp (Opera Conducting) and Wolfgang Seeliger (Orchestra Conducting). 2005 he finished his PhD. on the «Livro de varios motetes», by Manuel Cardoso, under the supervision of Owen Rees and João Pedro Oliveira. 

He is Professor at the Department of Communication and Art of the Aveiro University (Portugal) since 1998, where he is head of the Theory and Conducting studies. Since 1996 he teaches Choir Conducting in the Daroca International Early Music Course (Spain). He teaches conducting and takes part in juries for Choir Festivals and Competitions mainly in Portugal and Spain.

He leads the Vocal Ensemble and works as a guest conductor, as well with choirs as with orchestras, in Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. He wrote several books and articles on Musicology and Music Pedagogic, including the introductory study and new edition of the ‘Livro de varios motetes’ (1648), by the Imprensa Nacional of Portugal.

Since 2007 he extended his composition activity to children audiences and performers, including a children’s opera (As palavras na Barriga) and the participation on a method for recorder, for which he wrote all compositions (Eu toco flauta de bisel), both published by Ava – Musical Editions. 2009 he got the third prize (the first was not given) on the III International Competition for Creation of Works for Children’s Choir, which took place in Bulgaria.


This composer has 26 works on AvA:

Orchestra (2)

Chamber Music (4)

Woodwinds (8)

Strings (4)

Voice (3)

Choir (7)

Piano (4)

Organ (1)

Harpsichord (1)

Guitar (1)

Harp (2)

Books (1)

Children Music (6)