António Saiote

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Antonio Saiote Conductor Hightlights
Mahler - Symphony Nº 2 (Orquestra Sinfónica ESMAE - 5th Movement)


Born in Loures July 14, 1960.

António Saiote finished his diploma in the National Conservatory in 1979 with the highest score in the class of Marcos Romão.

António studied as a fellow of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris with Guy Deplus and Jacques Lancelot and in Munchen with Gerd Starke where he got the Meisterdiplom with distinction.

Took a course in Postgraduate Contemporary Music at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain with Arthur Tamayo, and Traditional Repertoire in England with George Hurst. Was considered one of the brightest students who passed through the Canford Academy.

António Saiote obtained a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Sheffield.
Mentor and co-organizer of the World Congress of Clarinet 2009 in Oporto.

He was the artistic director of Guimarães’s Festival and Academy. He is the artistic director of ESMAE’s Symphonic Orchestra, Marcos Romão International Clarinet Meeting, and founding member of Opera North.
Collaborates regularly as a teacher, soloist and conductor with the Venezuelan System of Youth Orchestras and Children.

Performed or taught in more than thirty countries in Asia, Europe, America and North Africa.
Speaks Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, and English.

As a Teacher

He was a professor in the conservatories of Coimbra, Figueira da Foz, Castelo Branco, Lisbon, Academy of Évora and the Amadores da Música, University of Aveiro, Católica of Oporto, and Lisbon Superior School of Music.
Taught seminars and masterclasses at universities and conservatories in Gdansk, Freiburg, Munich, Marseille, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Yangi, as well as in academies and Oviedo festivals, Musicalta, Venezuelan System of Youth Orchestras, Bogotá, Belo Horizonte (Winter Festival), Vigo, La Coruña, Pontevedra, Valencia, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Macau, Santiago, Chile, Lima, Chicago, Nancy and Starogard, Porto Alegre, San Jose, Montevideo, Asunción, Katowice, Camerino and Atri. His students play in every Portuguese Orchestra (better ratio by nationality/instrument) and teach the best schools. They are also holders of international awards.

Has taught students from over 30 nationalities.

Currently teaches at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo do Porto (ESMAE).

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