Tiago Coimbra plays as principal oboe in the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, in Germany.
He was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and plays regularly as guest principal oboe with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Staatsoper Hannover, Staatsorchester Braunschweig and Staatsorchester Kassel. He has also played with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Opernhaus Zürich, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra XXI and Remix Ensemble Casa da Música and has performed in the main European cities, as well as in Russia, China and Japan.
Tiago has been awarded prizes in international competitions and has played as a soloist with the Basel Kammerorchester, Argovia Philharmonic, Filarmonia das Beiras, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic of Yakutia. Chamber music takes a very important role in his career, as he plays often with the ensemble Camerata Nov'Arte, with harpist Carolina Coimbra, CODA Quintet, Trio Fermata and with various soloists of the GSO.
He has worked with some of the most important composers of his time such as 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 oboe.
Tiago started his oboe lessons with Saul Silva and Ana Madalena Silva in Portugal at the Music Conservatoire in Vila Nova de Gaia, his hometown. Later on he completed a Master’s degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Thomas Indermühle, 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. He also studied with Maurice Bourgue at the Academie Musicale de Villecroze.
He was a scholarship holder of the prestigious Swiss foundations LYRA Stiftung, Fritz-Gerber Stiftung, Bruno-Schuler Stiftung, among others