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Francisca Portugal, a sought-after Portuguese violinist, is renowned for her multifaceted expertise in both chamber and orchestral music. A recent graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Francisca has called the Netherlands her home for the past 6 years, where she attained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under the guidance of Concertgebouw's Concertmaster and pedagogue, Liviu Prunaru.

Currently holding a position as 1st violin with the Residentie Orkest (Den Haag), Francisca's work has also led her to collaborate with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Rotterdam Philharmonisch Orkest, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra XXI, Ensemble MPMP, among others.

Alongside her orchestral engagements, she forms the duo Grimm Duette with violinist Nátalie Kulina, earning them a spot in the finals of the Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Concours, where they present their original works and arrangements.

Francisca's musicianship has been recognized through numerous national and international competition prizes. As a soloist, she has shared the stage with various orchestras and performed on National TV and Radio Antena 2 in Lisbon, Canal Porto in Oporto, and Concertzender Actueel in Utrecht.


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