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Horn Player, Conductor, Composer, Writer

JOÃO GASPAR

Horn Player, Conductor, Composer and Writer

I play horn, conduct, compose, write, teach music and develop projects. Started with a French Horn, now I lead emotional symphonies, compose deep tunes, and teach students to love music and share stories through creative projects that touch communities.

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I am João Gaspar — an Horn Player, Conductor, Composer, Writer and Music Teacher. My life's journey has been an intricate dance of melodies, rhythms, and emotions that I am thrilled to share with you on this website trough my projects.

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JOÃO GASPAR

Hailing from Leiria, Portugal, my musical odyssey has been a symphony of accomplishments that have reverberated across borders.

Merit Award for Best Student from Escola Profissional Metropolitana, Bachelor Degree in Orchestral Performance by Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, with Merit Scholarship, and master in Music Teaching by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.

Member of the Portuguese Air Force Band and Artist Paxman London, I performed European premieres of works for ensemble and solo horn, with live recordings. I released two albums for Trompa - “Postcards” (2021) and “À Sombra do Cante” (2024).

I was admitted to youth orchestras such as the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra, The World Orchestra or Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa and I worked with numerous orchestras such as Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa or Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos.

I am a professor at the Montijo Regional Arts Conservatory and have been invited to lead masterclasses in Portugal and abroad.

I was guest conductor of the Orquestra Sem Fronteiras, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira and Orquestra do Algarve and, currently, I am artistic director of the Band of the Sociedade Filarmónica Vestiariense.

I develop artistic projects for new audiences and new generations, as well as oriented towards communities, with lectures on "Communication and Artistic Entrepreneurship" or "Career Management", having published the educational book "The French Horn Creative Studio" and the children's book "Vila Compasso".

I am the author of the project "Sonho de Voar", distinguished by the Ministry of National Defense with the National Defense and Equality Prize.

In addition to my pedagogical works, I have published more than 50 works for solo instruments, ensembles, orchestras and symphonic bands.

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MY PROJECTS

Here you'll discover a captivating showcase of my latest creations and endeavours, a harmonious fusion of projects, leadership, innovation, and education. Explore my recent works, immerse yourself in the narratives my projects tell, and delve into the transformative experiences I offer as a devoted mentor.

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THE FRENCH HORN CREATIVE STUDIO

A book on alternative daily routines for French Horn and all Brass players.

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VILA COMPASSO

Vila Compasso is a book for children over the age of four and features this Christmas-adapted performance with a duration of about 60 minutes. Accompanying the narrated story, the Orchestra on stage performs the soundtrack of this tale, with illustrations serving as the backdrop.

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Origens

Symphonic Folk Music Project with more than 100 artists from the sealand, countryside and the mountains by the Alta Estremadura region in Portugal.

A WindBand, a Choir and a Folk Dance group together in a unique event, with little precedent, which also brings together an incredible multimedia work!

These are my origins. And yours?

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Sheet Music Gallery

Explore my curated selection, carefully crafted to inspire both seasoned performers and aspiring musicians. Whether you're seeking to perform, learn, or simply appreciate the artistry within each score, I invite you to step into the journey that these pages hold, where you’ll find my narratives trough every note.

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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF ORPHEUS
90€
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DEPOIS DA RODA

29€

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PROJECT OVERTURE

14€

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AL PAL OMAR
90€
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Album Anthology

In this album collection, I invite you to explore the chapters of my musical odyssey. Each album is a unique symphony of experiences, a reflection of my ever-evolving artistic journey. Let the melodies and harmonies within these albums resonate with your soul.

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IN THE SHADOW OF CANTE

Portuguese popular songs from CANTE (World Heritage by UNESCO) for Horn and Piano, performed by João Gaspar and Manuela Fonseca.

15€

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POSTCARDS

Works for solo horn played by Portuguese artist, Joao Gaspar. Featuring several of his own compositions.

15€

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TESTIMONIAL

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GET IN TUNE

Whether you're seeking more information about our music, events, or sheet music offerings, or if you just want to strike up a conversation about all things musical, I'm here for you. Drop us a line, and let's harmonize. Your voice is my favorite note in this melodious conversation.

info@jgaspar.com
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