Rui has also performed at all the Major Music festivals in Portugal with various groups, and as a soloist with many of the Portuguese Orchestras, including the Portugal premiere of the Philip Glass Concerto for 2 Timpanists with Miquel Bernat.
In 2006, Rui was appointed as the Principal Timpanist of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. For the prior six years, Rui was Associate Principal Timpanist / Percussionist at Oporto National Orchestra. Rui is currently also Professor of Timpani at the National Academy of Orchestra (ANSO).
Rui plays Adams/Schnellar and Adams Baroque Timpani.