© Sérgio Pires

Press / Reviews


Heinz Holliger:

about Pires' performance of C. Nielsen Clarinet Concerto

"Best performance of this concerto that I have ever heard."

"Der Landbote", 23/11/2017

"Clarinet Magic"

(…) Pires let it happen, with apparent ease, long breath, and over all the “acrobatic” of fast notes with clear, round and warm tone. Then there was much more excitement in the soulfulness of the slow movement in Stamitz, the flattering melody in Danzi, and in Weber the coloring in the uncanny (…).

"Der Landbote", 23/11/2017

"Clarinet Magic"

"The Musikkollegium Winterthur have, with Sérgio Pires, their own "First-Class" Solo-Clarinetist. (...) and it only confirmed itself now, in 3 different pieces, that showed his instrument's character and history with a new light"."

"Riehener Zeitung" 03/02/2017


"(...) a continuous music dialogue with the Shephard, the Clarinet, with a sweet sound and long musical phrases interpreted by Fernandes Pires."

"(...) Sérgio PIres interpreted the piece, written in 2012, with great sensibility and  phrasing art."

"Emder Zeitung" - About the Concert with Rossini's Introduction and Variations".

"(...) but the auditorium really got energized with Rossini's work "Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra". How the young clarinetist Sérgio Pires managed his instrument with complete ease was really worth hearing and watching (...)".

"NDZ.de" - Concert in Bad Münder

"(...) about the grandiose clarinet concerto performed by Sérgio Pires, who was probably the one who got the biggest applause of the evening."

15/02/2019 : Concert in Holzminden, Germany.

"(...) His (Rossini's) incomparable way of composing, which one knows from his operas, was also here noticable. Fast tempi, sparkling crescendos and impressive effects dominate the composition, and Sérgio Pires dominates his instrument, on which no Tempo is too fast, no crescendo too dynamic and no cadence too difficult."


Interview for "Da Capo" - Portuguese Musical Newspaper


Interview for "Vieira do Minho TV"


Interview for "Da Capo" - Portuguese Musical Newspaper


"Silverstein Works" Artist


"Henri Selmer Paris" Artist


European Union Youth Orchestra about Pires' 1st Prize in International Competition