José Rodrigo Costa
He was born in Porto (Portugal) in the year of 1999. In 2009 he began his studies at the Academy of Music of Vale de Cambra, with the Professor Marco Maia.
Later in 2015, he continues at the Professional School of Music of Espinho, with the Professor Bernardo Silva. In 2017 he follows his studies in escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, with Professor Radovan Vlatkovic and Rodolfo Epelde, where he is still currently. He participated in various horn masterclasses with Professors like, Stefan Dhor, Radek Baborak, Rodolfo Epelde, Will Sanders, Nury Guarnaschelli, Jasper de Wall, Ricardo Matosinhos, Hélder Vales, among others.
He has worked with conductors Vasily Pentrenko, Ivan Fischer, David Afkham, Andres Orozco-Estrada, András Schiff, Pablo González, Placido Domingo, Pedro Carneiro, Pedro Neves, Vicente Alberola, among others. In 2017 he played with the Young Orquesta of Portugal (JOP), in 2018 with the Youth Orchestra of the European Union (EUYO), 2019 with the National Orchestra of Spain and in 2020 agai, with European Union Youth Orchestra. He has participated in festivals such as The International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, The Young Euro Classic in Berlin and CCB music days in Lisbon.