Tiago Patrocínio Coimbra (b. 1990) is principal oboe at the Göttinger Symphonie Orchestra and at the Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras.
He was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and played as a guest principal oboe with NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Staatsoper Hannover, Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Staatsorchester Kassel, Remix Ensemble, Orquestra XXI, Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa and Orquestra do Norte, and he also performed with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Opernhaus Zürich, Orquestra Gulbenkian and Orquestra Nacional do Porto. He has performed in the main European cities, as well as in Russia, China and Japan.
Coimbra was awarded prizes in international competitions and played as soloist with Basel Kammerorchester, Argovia Philharmonic, Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Philharmonic of Yakutia and with the Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra. Chamber music takes a very important role in his career. He is founding member of Art'Ventus Quintet and plays often with the ensemble Camerata Nov'Arte, harpist Carolina Coimbra, Trio Fermata and with soloists of the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra.
Tiago worked with some of the most important composers of his time, Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Helmut Lachenmann, Heinz Holliger, James MacMillan, Sérgio Azevedo, Luís Carvalho and David Philip Hefti, and performed the premiere of some of their pieces for the oboe. His own pieces are available at AVA Musical Editions.
He started his oboe lessons with Saul Silva and Ana Madalena Silva in Portugal at the Music Conservatoire in Vila Nova de Gaia. Later on, he completed his Master’s degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Thomas Indermühle (oboe) and Thomas Müller (composition) having finished in 2013 with the highest mark. In 2016, Tiago finished, with distinction, the Soloist Diplome studies at the Hochschule für Musik Basel with Emanuel Abbühl. Furthermore, he studied with Maurice Bourgue at the Academie Musicale de Villecroze.
Tiago Coimbra was a scholarship holder of the prestigious Swiss foundations LYRA Stiftung, Fritz-Gerber Stiftung, Bruno-Schuler Stiftung, among others.