Teresa Macedo Ferreira

46516553_1946650125426903_1809329216244678656_nTell us a little bit about yourself and your life. Not necessarily music-related!

I am Teresa Macedo Ferreira and apart from being passionate about viola, I also love animals.

How did you first get into music?

My siblings already played musical instruments, so my parents decided to put me into a music school, and, obviously, I became passionate about music and my instrument.

What made you decide that music would be an important part of your life?

One of the main reasons was my former teacher, he motivated me to practice and taught me how music can transform us in a good way, and so I noticed one day that I could not live without music.

What has been your musical highlight so far?

Having entered the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and having finished my musical recital with such a good grade.

Who are your favourite composers/artists/musicians?

In the orchestral repertoire is: Mahler, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
In viola Repertoire: Hindemith; Dvorak; York Bowen and Bartok.

What do you anticipate for the Nevis Ensemble?

I expect it will be such a good project and I could learn more and make good music with good people.