Pedro Carneiro Silva
Pianist and Composer
Pedro Carneiro Silva is a musician from Rio de Janeiro. In recent years he developed projects in partnership with artists from different parts of the world and has been conducting concerts and workshops throughout Europe, Asia and Brazil.
He has three albums released, "Água Verde" (2017), duo with the clarinetist Frederico Cavaliere, "Versos do Capitão" (2017) and "Gostaria te Encontrar" (2019), with the singer-songwriter Luiza Sales.
He also develops the project “Free Seat”, with the Iranian-German filmmaker Ardalan Aram. Inspired by other forms of artistic expression, such as performance and intervention, "Free Seat" proposes an innovative way of musical creation through random encounters in the city. With the message "Art connects us to feeling, feeling connects us", the project gained great visibility in social media - the main video was seen by more than half a million people just 2 weeks after released.
In 2016, he taught composition and piano at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), in Chennai (India), and in In 2018 he was a guest faculty at the Global Music Institute (GMI), in Delhi (India).
In 2019, Pedro was an invited artist/speaker at the Me Convention, promoted by SXSW, in Frankfurt. In 2021 he is a guest artist of the Tokyo Biennale, in Japan.
His partnerships extended to artists such as Mishka Adams (UK/ Philippines), Sid Jacobs (US), Luiza Sales (Brazil), Fernanda Paulo (Portugal), Lalitha Nandini (India), with whom he has been performing in festivals and concert halls trough Europe, Asia and Brazil.
Pedro Carneiro Silva holds a degree in Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), with a degree in arrangement from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), and a master's degree in Piano / Jazz from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML).