Gonçalo Cordeiro


Born in Lisbon in 1986, Gonçalo Cordeiro began his guitar studies with José Soares and António Ferreirinho. He continued his training at the Conservatorio de Sevilla in Spain, studying with Gaëlle Solal and Antonio Duro, and then in Paris with Judicaël Perroy. In parallel, he honed his skills in masterclasses with several prestigious professors such as Alberto Ponce, Oscar Ghiglia, Roland Dyens, Roberto Aussel, Álvaro Pierri, Pablo Marquez, Ricardo Gallén, Carlo Marchioni, and Marco Socias. He also studied theorbo and basso continuo with Juan Carlos Rivera, Rafael Bonavita, and Benjamin Perrot.


Winner of several international competitions, he performs as a soloist in Portugal, Spain, France, and Brazil. Gonçalo Cordeiro regularly joins various chamber formations, including the Tarsila project with trumpeter François Frémeau and dancer/performer Alice Martins, the duo with cellist Pierre Avedikian, or the duo with singer Mariana Fabião, among others. In this chamber music context, as well as in solo performances, his repertoire is frequently enriched with personal transcriptions and arrangements, with a particular interest (though not exclusive) in Lusophone composers.

Gonçalo has also collaborated with contemporary composers, notably for the world premiere of pieces by Laurent Courbier, Fernando N. Lobo, and Antoine Balaine, for the first recording of pieces by Julien Malaussena, and during various national premieres of composers such as Januibe Tejera, Rita Torres, José Peixoto, Amy-Beth Kirsten, or Clemens Gadenstätter

Passionate about pedagogy, he obtained a Master's degree in Pedagogy (Certificat d'Aptitude) at the CNSMDP in 2016, and is currently a classical guitar professor at the Municipal Conservatory "Maurice Ravel" in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. He is regularly invited to participate in teacher training programs at Pôle Sup’93 and CNSMDP, and occasionally for other higher education institutions (PSPBB, HEAR Strasbourg, ESMD Lille, CEFEDEM de Normandie).