Pedro Ribeiro Rodrigues is a classical guitarist from Portugal. His interests range from performing to teaching and arranging music. Pedro’s debut album, with his own transcriptions of sonatas by Carlos Seixas, is the only solo guitar recording entirely dedicated to the Portuguese composer.
Although his first passion was Karate, which he started intensively training at the age of 4, his elder brother soon taught him how to play several instruments. After his performance of Fado singing acompained by José Fontes Rocha, the legendary Amália Rodrigues’s guitarist influenced his parents to give him a formal music education.
Pedro R. Rodrigues studied with Dejan Ivanović in Conservatório de Música Jaime Chavinha in Minde (Portugal) and with Darko Petrinjak at the Zagreb Music Academy (Croatia).
Apart from being a soloist, he currently takes part in several chamber music projects, such as duos with soprano, flute and viola. He is a founding member of Trio Elogio, with Petrit Çeku and Tomislav Vukšić.
He teaches guitar and chamber music at Zlatko Grgošević Music School in Zagreb, and he is a co-founder and a permanent teacher of Youngmasters Festival in Samobor, Croatia. His students have won an impressive number of prizes in international competitions.
Lately, he’s been presenting a new guitar teaching approach in his lecture “Well tempered lesson”. Pedro Riberio Rodrigues plays on a guitar made by Antonio Zwirn.