Bio

 

Rui Filipe Freitas is a Portuguese vibraphonist.

He was born on 10th May, 1986, in Freamunde, a small village in the north of Portugal.

He started having drums lessons at the philharmonic band music school of Freamunde.

In 2005 he was admitted at the professional music school Escola Profissional de Musica de Espinho (EPME) for the percussion course.

In 2006 he starts having vibraphone jazz lessons with Jeffery Davis.

In 2008 he was admitted at the arts college Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo of Oporto (ESMAE),enrolling the course Vibraphone Jazz, having the vibraphonist Jeferry Davis as his teacher.

In 2011, guided by Jeferry Davis, he was graduated with 17 values in the recital and concluded his degree with the classification of 16 values, becoming therefore the very first Portuguese vibraphonist graduated in Portugal and the second Portuguese specialist in this instrument.