André Pereira started playing the violin at the age of 7, making his solo debut two years later. He studied with Anibal Lima from the age of 13 until he moved to the Royal Academy of Music in 2012, thus joining Remus Azoitei’s class. He was awarded the First Prize in the Fundão International Competition in 2009; one year later he won the Prémio Jovens Músicos’ and made solo appearances with Orquestra Gulbenkian and Orquestra do Algarve. He has attended masterclasses with Igor Oistrakh, Gilles Apap, Zakhar Bron, Anna Chumachenko, Pavel Vernikov and Maxim Vengerov. As a chamber musician he has been coached by Paul Wakabayashi, Christoph Richter, Thomas Riebl, Pavel Fischer and members of the Alberni, Ysaÿe and London Haydn Quartets. In 2012 André attended the Leverhulme Summer School playing side by side with the EUYO. Throughout his orchestral experience he has played under the baton of conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Michael Zilm and Dirk Brossé.