Bruno Borralhinho is a member of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director of the Ensemble Mediterrain. Born in Covilhã, Portugal, he studied with Luis Sá Pessoa in his native city and, later, with Markus Nyikos in Berlin and Truls Mørk in Oslo. He has also worked with Natalia Gutman, Antonio Meneses, Pieter Wispelwey, Anner Bylsma, Martin Ostertag and Marcio Carneiro. Awarded a grant by the Gulbenkian Foundation, he also won first prize at the Júlio Cardona Competition in 1999 and the Prémio Jovens Músicos in 2001. He has appeared as soloist with the Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquestra Clássica do Sul e Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, and runs masterclasses in Brazil, Portugal and Spain. In 2009, he released a double album of works for cello and piano by Portuguese composers entitled Página Esquecida, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, working with such eminent conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach and Andris Nelsons.