Clara Saleiro is a flutist specialized in the interpretation of contemporary music who loves the constant new experiences and challenges that music brings to her life.

She’s interested in the creative process of pieces and performances, the possible interactions between interpreter and composer and between music and other artistic areas, the symbiosis with electronic music and digital technology, and the interpretation of notated music as well as improvisation.

As the founding member of Noviga Projekto (AT) as well as flutist of the ensembles Vertixe Sonora (ES), Barcelona Modern (ES) and SUPERNOVA (PT), she debutes every year dozens of pieces from composers with whom she works directly and participates at several international music festivals.

Clara Saleiro is regularly invited to collaborate with different ensembles, orchestras and in different chamber formations, ranging from classical to contemporary repertoire, as well as with exploratory and improvised music groups. She is the flutist of the Pedro Melo Alves’ Omniae Large Ensemble (PT).

Clara began to play the flute when she was eight years old at Academia de Música S. Pio X de Vila do Conde, in her hometown in Portugal. Throughout her musical career she studied at renowned institutions of Portugal such as Artave, ANSO-Metropolitana and Universidade de Aveiro. Additionally, she completed a master’s degree at Royal Academy of Music in London, specialized in contemporary music at the flute studio of Stephanie Wagner (Remix Ensemble), completed postgraduate studies in contemporary music at Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria), with the Klangforum Wien, and was part at the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), being a member of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra. Furthermore, she studied improvisation at the Interferência’ courses.

Next Appearance:

7 October 2024 – 13 October 2024: Research Action 1 / Lille