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Barros Pereira- Alves

Barros Pereira- Alves

Duo - Instrumental


  • Inês Alves Ferreira Soares - Violin
  • Teresa Barros Pereira Romão - Harp


The Barros Pereira-Alves duo performs a wide repertoire from composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Arvo Pärt, Joseph de Bologne, Piazzolla, Bach, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Jaques Ibert and Spohr. Because the original repertoire for violin and harp is quite limited, the two musicians “borrow” a lot of classical pieces written for other instruments and adapt it for their own. Inês and Teresa also explore their cultural heritage with their original arrangements of Portuguese and Angolan traditional music. In the quest to expand the harp and violin repertoire, new works are also commissioned to composers that inspire the two players.


The Glasgow based Barros Pereira-Alves duo have a passion not only for making classical music more accessible to wider audiences but also to share the rich music culture of their home country of Portugal. Both Teresa and Inês are extremely passionate about the timbre that their instruments make and believe that the capacity that the violin and the harp have of filling a room from the smallest intimate venues to the larger concert halls is universal and can be appreciated by all. They strive to expand the existing repertoire for violin and harp by researching and arranging pieces from a wide range of styles as well as collaborating with composers and commissioning new works. Alongside their classical repertoire, the duo has also ventured into exploring the similarities between Fado singing accompanied by Portuguese guitar and the lyrical capabilities of the violin alongside the plucked strings of the harp.

Born in Portugal, Inês Soares is a masters student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studies violin with Professor Andrea Gajic and Maya Iwabuchi. In 2022, she graduated from the conservatoire with a first class Bachelor of Music Performance degree. In recent years she has worked with the Scottish Ensemble and the RSNO through side-by-side projects and was part of the BBC SSO’s mentorship scheme.

In 2022, she was involved in the “Beethoven, Burns and the Folksong” film commissioned by the Burns Society of New York and its National Trust For Scotland tour in June 2022. Some of her awards include the Help Musicians Postgraduate Award, Louis Carus Duo Ensemble Prize, and I Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa.

Teresa Barros Pereira Romão da Conceição is a portuguese harpist based in Scotland. She is a versatile player and freelances with orchestras such as the RSNO, Scottish Opera and Northern Ballet.She plays classical solo, chamber and concerto repertoire as well as jazz, R&B and pop. As a passionate Community Musician, Teresa works with people with additional support needs, schools, cancer treatment centers, and prisons, and was invited to share her experience with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as part of their YOUNG RCO’22 Ambassadors for Change program. She has a Masters in Orchestral Performance degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam and a Bachelors of Music Degree(Hons) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has had the privilege of studying with Erika Waardenburg, Gwyneth Wentink, Pippa Tunnell and Eleonor Picas.