Welcome to Rui RODRIGUES's class

Born the 23th of August of 1976 in the city of Penafiel, he developed is studies in percussion at Conservatório de Música do Porto, Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo do Porto, Universidade de Aveiro e Academie de Musique woluwé – Saint – Pierre in Brussels.


He is founding member of DRUMMING - GP (percussion group) and has been present  throughout Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany), Brasil and South Africa in some of the most respected Concert Halls and Music Festivals. Recently the ensemble recorded the CDs  “Unreal: Sidewalk Cartoon” by Bernardo Sassetti and‎ “Step by Step” by  António Pinho Vargas.


His growing interest for Improvisation and Composition was the starting point to new projects linking percussion to different artistic areas such as Poetry, Dance, Theater, Image and New Circus where he developed his own language in collaboration with different groups and companies seeking to get the community involvement also from a pedagogical and social perspective.


He wrote a vast number of pieces for Percussion Ensemble commissioned by Drumming (GP), and for other groups and solo musicians.


In 2010, one of his pieces – Mystic – was commissioned by the “Chamber Music Orchestra” of SINTRA, for the “SINTRA Music Festival” celebrating its classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. 


He teaches instrument and Chamber Music at the Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho.




The RODRIGUES's Master Class is one of the master classes within the World Percussion Movement "Summer Academy" 2014, which combines individual and group lectures. The class is targeted at participants who wish to deepen the aspects of steel drums and chamber music for percussion in contemporary repertoire. The Works in the repertoire will be chosen based on the level of the participants, and will soon be published on our site. The scores choices will be sent to participants in a timely manner in order to provide participants with the necessary time to be able to study and get a profitable organization during rehearsals.


PORTUGAL LOCATION: Academia Musica Espinho - Rua 34, nº 884 - 4500-318 Espinho, Portugal


Date: 28th July – 03th August



Email: academia@musica-esp.ptdpame@musica-esp.pt


Tel.: (+351) 227 341 145 / 227 340 469

Tlm.: (+351) 919 851 217

Fax: (+351) 22 731 19 32

PRACTICE: daily from 8.00 am to 10.30 pm


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