Luís Carlos Estudante Ferreira was born on September 18, 1991, in Fajarda, Coruche. In 2004, at the age of 13, he started his musical studies at the academy of music of
Sociedade Instrução Coruchense, where he began studying Tuba with Carlos Silva.
Two years later, whilst still under guidance of Carlos Silva, he had the possibility to not only meet Ilídio Massacote (principal Tuba of the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa), but also the opportunity, to take private lessons with him. In 2010, he joined the Montijo, Regional Conservatory of Arts (CRAM). He continued taking Tuba classes on a regularly base with Ilídio Massacote, as well as having courses in musical studies, choir and orchestra .
In 2011, he took his academic studies on a higher level, by joining the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas of the Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, (ESART), where he started his Bachelor in music performance. During the next three years he had the opportunity to work with both, national and international well-known teachers, such as Paulo Guerreiro (Brass Ensemble), António Quítalo (Chamber music) and Carolino Carreira (Chamber music). With the ESART Orchestra he participated in several
projects, which gave him the opportunity, to work with various conductors, such as Osvaldo Ferreira, Alberto Roque, Vasco Pearce de Azevedo, Rui Pinheiro, Luís Carvalho, Rui Massena and many others.
In 2014, he finished his Bachelor in Music Performance. In the same year, whilst still at ESART, he began with the Master in Music Pedagogy.
During the academic year of 2017/2018 he completed his Master in Music Pedagogy at ESART, after obtaining an outstanding classification at the final master project. Whilst through courses, masterclasses and internships he improved his techniques and was selected to participate in Gulbenkian Orchestra Internship between 2017 and 2018, Chamber Orchestra of Cascais e Oeiras in 2016 and to be in reserve list at Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018, and Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester in 2015.
As part of various professional projects specific collaborations are to be highlighted diverse programs with Chamber Orchestra of Almada (OCA), Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra and Gulbenkian Orchestra. He participated in several projects where he had the opportunity to work with wellknown conductors such as Giovanni Andreoli, Quentin Hindley, Graeme Jenkins, Joana Carneiro, Dietrich Paredes, Jean Sebastien Bereau, Jose Ignacio Petit Matias, Paulo Martins, Francisco Sequeira, Délio Gonçalves, Alberto Roque, Reinaldo Guerreiro e José Eduardo Gomes.
As a teacher, Luís Estudante was teaching Tuba classes in masterclasses at 3rd workshop for Wind Orchestra in São Pedro de Alva in 2018; 3rd Workshop for Wind Orchestra by Fraternidade Poiarense Philharmonic in 2018; Workshop for Wind Orchestra by Orquestra Municipal Académica Juvenil das Lajes do Pico, Azores in 2018 and 2nd and 3rd Workshop for Wind instruments by Sociedade Filarmónica Liberdade Lajense, Azores, between 2017 and 2018.
He was also teacher at the brass class of Music Academy of Salvaterra, between 2013 and 2015, and at the brass class of the social project Outras Bandas – Instrumentos de Inclusão, Almada – Lisbon between 2017 and 2018.
As a solo performer, he was invited by the wind orchestra of Sociedade Instrução Coruchense to perform a famous Tuba piece, Concertino, by the Portuguese composer, Carlos
Marques. Currently he’s teaching at the Tuba class of Loures, Conservatory of Arts since 2015; Montijo, Regional Conservatory of Arts (CRAM) since 2017; Music Theory and Tuba at the Academy of Music of Sociedade Instrução Coruchense since 2011 and the Tuba position at Portuguese Airforce Wind band.