Interested in the performance of contemporary pieces, in the possible interaction between interpreter and composer, and with certainty that each experience will bring new challenges, Clara Saleiro, flutist, dedicates part of her work to contemporary music. Founding member of Noviga Projekto, a flute and percussion duo, and flutist since 2016 of Vertixe Sonora Ensemble (Spain), she debuts every year dozens of pieces from composers with whom she works directly and participates in several contemporary music festivals. The current season includes the participation at Impuls, at the festivals ENSEMS, Resis, Música Viva, FIMPV, Phona, at Flute: Hands on Research, and concerts in Austria, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.
Clara collaborates regularly with classical and symphonic orchestras, with Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, a symphonic wind band, and with different chamber music groups.
Clara began to play the flute when she was eight years old at Academia de Música S. Pio X de Vila do Conde, in her hometown in Portugal. Throughout her musical career she studied at such renowned institutions of Portugal as Artave, ANSO-Metropolitana and Universidade de Aveiro. Additionally, she graduated in London at Royal Academy of Music. She specialized in contemporary music at the flute studio of Stephanie Wagner (Remix Ensemble) and at Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria), where she took a post graduation with Klangforum Wien.