TROMBONE | ORCHESTRA REPERTOIRE AND EXCERPTS | CAMERA MUSIC | ORCHESTRA SUITS (BLOWS AND PERCUSSION)
Reinaldo Guerreiro was born in 1970 and began his musical studies at the age of eight at the Sociedade Filarmónica Operária Amorense under the guidance of Professor Manuel Barros Seabra, having later studied with conductor António Gonçalves. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Army Band, where he remained for 21 years. After studying with professors Emídio Coutinho and Hermenegildo Campos, he completed in 1996 the 8th Degree of Trombone at the Escola de Música of the Conservatório Nacional. He has two degrees from the Superior National Academy of Orchestra, in the courses of Orchestral Instrumentist, in the class of Professor Stéphane Guiheux, and of Orchestra Conducting, in the class of conductor Jean-Marc Burfin. Completed a Masters in Music Education at the Lisbon Superior School of Music.
From 2000 to 2004 he was the first trombone of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, with which he works assiduously, performing frequently in solo recitals and chamber music in the most varied rooms in Lisbon. Since 2000 he has performed the functions of Professor of the Trombone Class (including Orchestra Repertoire and Excerpts, Chamber Music and Wind Instruments of the Academic Orchestra) at the Superior National Academy of Orchestra and at the Metropolitan Professional School.
In 2007, he participated, in collaboration with RTP 2, in the series entitled «Sons of Music», namely in the episode dedicated to the trombone. As a member of the Brass Factory, this year he recorded a tribute CD to Frank Zappa.
In his activity as conductor, he has directed the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Orquestra Académica Metropolitana, the Brass Ensemble da Metropolitana, the Orquestra de Sopros Metropolitana, the Orquestra Clássica Metropolitana, the Sintra Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra do Algarve and the Orquestra of Almada Chamber. For 14 years he directed the Sociedade Recreativa Musical Trafariense Band, since January 1995, with which he made appearances on radio and television, having also edited an album entitled Jazz, Latino & Rock.
In 2008 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Cultural Merit by the Almada City Council.