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DIOGO COSTA

Conductor

Bass Trombone Player | Arranger

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Portugal, Diogo is a young conductor with a vast knowledge of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.
Generously supported by an Ann Gerrard Bursary, he completed his Masters in Conducting with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He had the opportunity to work as assistant conductor for Juanjo Mena, John Storgårds, Sir Andrew Davis, Nicholas Collon and Ben Gernon at the BBC Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Diogo began his studies as a conductor in 2010 at the National Orchestra Academy of the Metropolitana with Professor Jean-Marc Burfin in Lisbon. In the last few years, he has taken part in conducting Masterclasses with Sir Mark Elder, Martyn Brabbins, Douglas Bostock, Laurence Marks, José Vilaplana and Jean-Sébastien Béreau.

During these Masterclasses Diogo conducted the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Manchester Camerata and Argovia Philharmonic. As a guest conductor he has worked with the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Clássica do Sul, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, the Metropolitana Academic Orchestra and the Brass Ensemble, and many orchestras in the UK. In March he made his debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducting a world premiere by Professor Andrew Lewis and in June, he conducted the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also worked with the West European Studio Orchestra on a project recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. In December of 2013, he was invited to be assistant conductor to Boris Gruzin in Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” ballet with the Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra and the National Ballet Company. Recently, he worked as assistant conductor to Lorenzo

Viotti in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliet” with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Chorus.
Recent and upcoming projects include concerts with the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa and the Orquestra Sinfónica Casa da Música – Porto.
As a trombonist, he played with the Madeira Classical Orchestra, the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, the Portuguese Symphonic Wind Band, the Metropolitana Academic Orchestra and the West European Studio Orchestra. He also has a special interest in jazz, performing and recording with the Jazz Orchestra of the Hot Club of Portugal, Reunion Big Jazz Band and Claus Nymark Big Band where he played with renowned jazz musicians such as Benny Golson, Perico Sambeat and John Ellis.

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Diogo Costa
Conductor
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
REPERTOIRE

Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra

  • Concerto Grosso no. 2 in F Major
  • Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G minor
  • Brandenburg Concerto 3
  • “Mein verlangen ist den Heilan zu umfangen” from cantata No. 161
  • Symphony No. 44
  • Symphony No. 45
  • Symphony No. 104 “London”
  • The Creation (excerpts)
  • Ein Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Serenade in B-flat Major K361 “Gran Partita”
  • Symphony No.38
  • Symphony No.39
  • Symphony No.41
  • Così fan Tutte Overture
  • Clarinet Concerto
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Symphony No. 6
  • Symphony No. 8
  • Egmont Overture
  • Coriolanus Overture
  • Oberon Overture
  • Andante e Rondo Ungarese Op.35 for Basson
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Symphony No. 8 (unfinished)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (suite)
  • Die Hebriden Overture
  • The Fair Melusina Overture
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia – Overture
  • L’Italiana in Algeri – Overture
  • Kaiserwalzer (Schoenberg version)
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Les Préludes, nº3
  • Siegfried Idyll
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Symphony No. 2
  • Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Tragic Overture
  • Polovtsian Dances
  • Violin Concerto No.1
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Une nuit sur le mont chauve
  • khovanshchina Overture
  • Serenade for strings
  • Romeo and Juliet Overture
  • Symphony No. 1
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Symphony No. 6 (excerpts)
  • Symphony No. 8
  • Symphony No. 9
  • Holberg Suite
  • Peer Gynt Suite no. 1
  • Piano Concerto in A minor
  • Scheherazade Op.35
  • Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34
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Diogo Costa
Conductor
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
REPERTOIRE

Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra

  • Pelleas et Mélisande
  • Serenade for Strings
  • Blumine, Symphonic Movement
  • Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Schoenberg version)
  • Symphony No.4
  • Symphony No.5 (excerpts)
  • Symphony No.9 (excerpts)
  • Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Burleske for Piano and Orchestra
  • Le bourgeois gentilhomme Op. 60
  • Violin Concerto No.1
  • Kammersymphonie No.1 Op.9
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Concerto pour piano en sol majeur
  • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
  • Romanian Folk Dances
  • Dances of Galánta
  • Pulcinella Suite
  • Quatre études pour orchestre
  • Suites 1 and 2 for small orchestra
  • Danses concertantes
  • L’histoire du soldat
  • The Rite of Spring (excerpts)
  • Variations for Orchestra Op.30
  • Symphony Op. 21
  • German Dances by Schubert D.820
  • Suite Alentejana Nº1
  • Cinderella Ballet
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Suite Provençale
  • Le boeuf sur le toit
  • Pastorale d’été
  • Appalachian Spring
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Hoe-down from “Rodeo”
  • Piccola Musica Notturnaa
  • Violin Concerto in C Major
  • Fstive Overture (wind band version)
  • Violin Concerto No.1
  • Adagio for Strings
  • Abertura Sinfónica Nº 3
  • Ressonâncias – Memórias
  • You should be blind to watch tv
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SCHEDULE

March, 5th – 17th, 2019

Gulbenkian Orchestra assisting Lorenzo Viotti

Fundação Gulbenkian

March 29th, 2019

Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa

Teatro Nacional São Carlos
4 p.m.

April 13rd, 2019

Orquestra Clássica do Centro

Quinta da Barroca, Armamar
9.30 p.m.

April 17th – 20th, 2019

Filarmonias’ 2019

IX Curso de Jovens Músicos
Ansião, Pombal

May 5th, 2019

Orquestra Clássica do Centro

Figueira da Foz
5 p.m.

September 20th – 24th, 2019

Orquestra Junior ARTEAM

Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda

June 15th, 2019

Stockport Symphony Orchestra

Stockport Town Hall
7 p.m.

July 20th, 2019

Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música

Praça Doutor José Vieira de Carvalho, Maia
10 p.m.

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