Adriana Ferreira is currently Principal Flutist of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. She has also played in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France in Paris. In 2009, at the age of eighteen, she won 1st prize in the Estoril Interpretation Competition - El Corte-Inglès Prize. The following year, she won 1st prize at the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Denmark. In 2013, she won 3rd Prize at the Kobe International Competition in Japan and, in 2014, 1st Prize and the Darmstadt Prize at the Severino Gazzelloni International Competition in Italy. In the same year, she won 2nd Prize ex-æquo at the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland. She has performed at various festivals as well as solo with the Kremlin, Cologne and Geneva chamber orchestras, the Odense Symphony, the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Sun Symphony Orchestra of Hanoi, among others. She has collaborated with various composers and premiered several works, including the Concerto for flute and orchestra by Joaquim dos Santos, dedicated to her. She has collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Milan's Scala Philharmonic, Les Dissonances, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, among others, and plays regularly with Orquestra XXI. Born in Cabeceiras de Basto, Adriana Ferreira began studying the transverse flute at the Banda Cabeceirense, and continued her studies at the Escola Profissional Artística do Vale do Ave - ARTAVE, in Joaquina Mota's flute class. As a recipient of a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, she joined the class of Sophie Cherrier, Vincent Lucas and Pierre Dumail at the Paris Conservatoire, where she completed her Master's and 3rd Cycle degrees under the guidance of Hae-Sun Kang. She also studied with Benoît Fromanger at the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin and has a degree in Musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). In 2015, she was awarded the Gold Medal of Public Merit by the Municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto.