Adriana Ferreira is one of the most remarkable
flutists of her generation. In 2010, when she was barely nineteen years old,
Adriana won the First Prize, Orchestra Prize and Young Jury's Prize at the Carl
Nielsen International Competition in Denmark.
In 2013, she was awarded 3rd Prize at the
Kobe International Competition in Japan, before obtaining First Prize of the
Severino Gazzelloni Competition in Italy in 2014. Finally, she was the joint top prize winner of the Geneva
International Competition, where she was also honoured by the "Coup de Cœur Breguet" Special Prize.
Since 2018, Adriana Ferreira is Principal Flute of Rome's Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. She was previously Associate Principal Flute at the Orchestre National de France (2012-2018) and Principal Flute of
the Rotterdam Philhamonic Orchestra (2016-2017).
Performing in numerous festivals (Barcelona, Giverny,
Caravane Musicale de Monte-Carlo, Copenhagen, Kuhmo, NFA...), she played as
soloist with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Sun Symphony Orchestra, Geneva, Köln and Kremlin
(Moscow) chamber orchestras. Adriana Ferreira is working with several composers
and has first performed, among others, Joaquim Santos' Flute Concerto.
As a duet
with pianist Isolda Crespi, she published in 2011 the CD Danse des Sylphes with Numerica in
Portugal, followed in 2015 by a CD for the Falaut collection in Italy. Recently, she released a CD as a
soloist with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, for the label La Dolce Volta.
Born in Cabeceiras de Basto, Portugal, she studied at
the Artave Music School (2002-2008) with Joaquina Mota. Laureate of the
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, she joined the classes of Sophie
Cherrier, Vincent Lucas and Pierre Dumail at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (2008-2015),
where she has obtained her diploma (3rd cycle supérieur). She also studied with
Benoît Fromanger at the Berlin Hochschüle Hanns Eisler, attended the Sir James Galway flute class in Weggis, and holds a Musicology
Degree from the Paris-Sorbonne University.