saxophonist - performer - programmer (PD) - improvisor
Gilberto Bernardes is a Portuguese saxophonist that is mainly engaged with the performance of contemporary music. He splits his activities in several projects from chamber music to multimedia performances, with a special focus in improvisation and live-electronic music (theme that is developing currently as a master research in the Conservatory of Amsterdam). He counts with several presentations in Europe (specially Portugal, Spain and Netherlands). As a soloist he can point out the presentation with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, European Union Winds Orchestra, and the recently created Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa. He develops also a regular work in some chamber ensembles as Quarteto de Saxofones do Porto, Quarteto Unisax and the recent created live-electronics improvisation duo Blank Page.