Pedro Teixeira


Pedro Teixeira is one of Portugal’s foremost choral conductors. Between 2012 and 2018 he was the conductor of Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, and since 2022 he’s the associate conductor of Coro Casa da Música, in Porto, Portugal.
Born in Lisbon, he attained a Masters degree in Choral Conducting at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and has become widely known in the choral world for his insightful and expressive performances.
Since its inception in 2001, Pedro conducts Officium Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to the interpretation of renaissance Portuguese polyphony. He has performed widely with Officium Ensemble in prestigious early music festivals such as “Oude Muziek” (Utrecht) or “Laus Polyphoniæ” (Antwerp). Teixeira is also dedicated to contemporary music and conducts several world premieres per season since 2001, as the director of “Coro Ricercare”.
For 25 years he has been the artistic director of the international workshop “Evora Cathedral Music School”. Besides being a teacher at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, he also leads several masterclasses and summer schools, and is invited regularly to adjudicate in several international choir competitions.
Since 2018, Pedro has conducted the Gulbenkian Choir in several occasions and venues as guest conductor. Moreover, Teixeira has prepared choirs in collaboration with conductors such as John Nelson, Enrico Onofri, Lorenzo Viotti, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen.