Drummer and composer dedicated to the modern tendencies of written and improvised music, his work is known for the exploratory attitude and for boldy intersectioning different aesthetic circuits.
Born in 1991, in Porto, Portugal, Pedro starts studying music in 2000. Enrolls at the Jazz Drums superior course in 2011 at the Porto Superior School of Music (ESMAE), having lessons with Michael Lauren and Carlos Azevedo, and leaves the course in 2013 to study classical and jazz piano with Abe Rabade and Daniel Bernardes. The participation on several workshops in Portugal, Spain and Italy led him to meet and study with some of the contemporary jazz scene figures, such as Danilo Perez, John Escreet and Ralph Alessi. Enters in 2015 on the Musical Composition superior course at the Lisbon Superior School of Music (ESML), where he studies with Sérgio Azevedo, José Luís Ferreira and António Pinho Vargas.
With commissions from institutions such as Guimarães Jazz, Culturgest or Fundação Serralves, Pedro has been debuting unprecedented projects, solo or with large formations such as the Omniae Large Ensemble. And today he plays and leads exploratory jazz bands (Omniae Ensemble, The Rite of Trio, In Igma), electroacoustic projects (his solo O, CACO.MEAL or his trio symph), projects of extended percussion research (João Pais Filipe duo, Prepared Drums Studies or Pedro Carneiro duo), improvised music (with João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Luís Vicente, Theo Ceccaldi, Ricardo Jacinto, Jacqueline Kerrod, Nuno Rebelo, Pedro Branco), rock and pop bands (Catacombe, Surma), soundtracks for Theatre and Dance (with Schaubühne’s Peter Kleinert, Carlota Lagido) and erudite composition.