Trainee Music Leader
Inês’ greatest purpose is to explore how music can help, empower and inspire others – based on her strong belief that music has the power to enhance people’s health, wellbeing, happiness and confidence. For this reason, community music is her greatest passion: Inês is currently training as a community music leader with the Wigmore Hall’s Pathways Placement Scheme, and she works as an ambassador and co-leader for Turtle Song – a singing and song-writing project for people living with dementia.
Inês is particularly passionate about orchestra and chamber music playing: she has performed in prestigious venues in France (Arc du Triomphe and Opera Comique), Israel (Tel-Aviv Opera House), Portugal (Casa da Música and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), and the UK (including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place and Royal Festival Hall). Currently, she is on trial with the Ulster Orchestra for the position of second violin Section Leader, and she is a 2020/2021 Foyle Future First violinist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Originally from Portugal, Inês has been living in London since 2014. She studied the violin at the Royal College of Music, where she completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees. Her Masters degree – supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – included a research project based on her collaboration with Turtle Song, resulting in a guide-like resource for musicians interested in working with people living with dementia.