Concerts

22nd June // Laureate Concert with Andrés Madariaga and Orquestra do Norte // 10:00 p.m // Largo de S. Gonçalo

Fernando Marinho – Orquestra do Norte Artistic Director

Born in Amarante where he has started his musical studies, Fernando Marinho is graduated in flute by the Oporto Music Conservatory, by the Lisbon Superior School of Music and he has got a Master’s degree by the National Academy of Orchestra. He is also graduated in Elementary Education and he was a scholarship student under the Erasmus programme where he has studied Musical Pedagogy at the Paedagogische Akademie der Dioseze Linz (Austria). In parallel he has attended classes as an external student at the BrucknerKonservatorium Linz. As a flautist he develops an intense activity as a soloist or in the orchestra, having played with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Algarve Orchestra, Norte Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Orchestre d’Harmonie de Jeunes de l’Union Européenne,  amongst others. He was soloist at the Public Security Police Symphonic Band. He has worked with renowned conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lawrence Foster, Simone Young, Paavo Jarvi and Peter Rundel.  He has performed solo with orchestra many times and he was laureate in national and international competitions, namely the RDP Young Musicians Award, the Marão Young Musicians Award, the Vilafranquense Artistic Athenaeum Band Competition, the Certamen Internacional de Bandes de Música Vila de La Sénia (Spain), the World Music Contest Kerkrade (The Netherlands), the D’Ouro Philharmonic Bands International Competition and the Braga Philharmonic Bands Competition in which he has won twice the prize “Silver Baton”, assigned to the conductor with the highest score. His diverse musical activity has allowed him to perform in the main Portuguese halls and also in foreign halls as in Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, England, The Netherlans and China. He studies Orchestra Conducting in Lisbon with Jean-Marc Burfin and he has studied, for three years, with the Maestro Jan Cober, at the Zuid-Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek – Conservatorium Maastricht (The Netherlands) where he has obtained the Conducting Master’s degree. He has attended conducting masterclasses with Jean-Sebastien Béreau, Douglas Bostock, Roberto Montenegro, José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, Baldur Bronniman, Timothy Reynish, Peter Rundel, Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Ernst Schelle, amongst others. He was a teacher at the Santa Cecília Music Academy and conducting visiting teacher at the Higher School of Education of the Oporto Polytechnic Institute and at the Jean Piaget Higher School of Education. He is a teacher at the Oporto Music Conservatory since 2019 where he is also the conductor.  He was also responsible for the orchestra’s reorganisation namely for the establishment of the youth orchestras and for the group of contemporary music of the Oporto Music Conservatory. He is the conductor of the National Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra. He has conducted as guest conductor or either in masterclasses the Norte Orchestra, the Portuguese National Guard Chamber Orchestra, the Sintra Chamber Orchestra, the Algarve Orchestra, the Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra, the Portuguese Brass, the Portuguese Symphonic Band, the Remix Ensemble, the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, the Santa Cecília Academy Orchestra, the Oporto Music Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, the Pontevedra Brass Band, the Artística de Merza Brass Band, the Silleda Municipal Brass Band, the Iberian Chamber Music Orchestra (Spain) and the Symphonisches Blasorchester Muzikkorps der Bundeswehr (Germany). He has also conducted several orchestra´s courses and internships namely at the Viana do Castelo Professional Music School, the Artave, the Bairrada School of Arts, the Vale do Sousa Music Conservatory, the Costa Cabral Music School, the OJ.Com (official Music Conservatories youth orchestras),  amongst others.

He was the artistic director of the musical and recreational group – Famalicão Band between the years of 2005 and 2018. He is since October 2018 the artistic director of the Norte Orchestra.

Andrés Madariaga – IV FIGA Winner

Andrés Madariaga, born in Santiago de                Chile, got his Bachelor in Music of Performance’s degree            in the “Austral University of Chile” and his Master of Arts degree at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria, under the tutelage of the renowned teacher Marco Tamayo. During his career Andrés has  won more than 20 prizes in several competitions in countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Italy, Spain, Thailand and Portugal, where we has won the 1st prize, in the main category,  in the 4th Amarante Guitar Festival and Competition. Besides that he has taught in private and public schools and in the “Austral University” in Chile. Every year he returns back to his country in order to perform in schools in the country side of Chile who don’t have access to live concerts and since 2012 he has been visiting more than 120 schools where he has given educative concerts and masterclasses. Currently Andrés Madariaga lives in Salzburg, Austria and he is finishing now his second Diploma in the Konservatorium Klagenfurt under the tutelage of the teacher Marco Tamayo.

 

25th June // CCA, C.M.P, C.M.F. and SAMP student´s Concert // 10:00 p.m // Claustros Câmara Municipal de Amarante

Paulo Ramos – Teacher who will guide the internship

Paulo Ramos has started his music studies in the Óscar da Silva Music School in Matosinhos with the teacher Paulo Peres. He has graduated in the Guitar Complementary Course in the Oporto Music Conservatory in 1996 with the same teacher.

In 2013 he has graduated in Guitar in the Oporto Music and Performing Arts Higher Education School in the class of the teacher José Pina. During his academic studies he has participated in performance classes with José Pina, Abel Carlevaro, Aldo Rodriguez, Alberto Ponce, Leo Brouwer and Betho Davezac. He has concluded the teacher in-service training at the Aberta University in 2010. He performs frequently in public as soloist and as music chamber guitarist. He has also been invited to be a jury in competitions. In 2017 he has been recognised by the Merit and Excellence in Culture being honoured by the president of the parish council Matosinhos-Leça. Nowadays he is a teacher at the Oporto Higher School of Education, at the Leça da Palmeira Music School and at the Óscar da Silva Music School, being here the Guitar Ensemble Director. Some of his students have been awarded in national and international guitar competitions.

Paulo Ramos is the president of the board of the Óscar da Silva Music School since 2011 where he was also a member of the pedagogical board between 2009 and 2017.

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28th June // Concert with Elena Fomenko, winner of Klagenfurt Internacional Guitar Festival (Austria) // 09:30 p.m // Centro Cultural de Amarante

Elena Fomenko – winner of  Klagenfurt Internacional Guitar Festival and Competition (Austria)

The Russian guitarist, Elena Fomenko began playing the guitar at the age of 10. Until she was 17 she has studied guitar in Tashkent at the music school. In 2008 she began her studies with Prof. Vadim Kuznetsov in Moscow. In 2011 she has graduated from the A.G. Schnittke Music College in Moscow. After graduating she has continued her studies with Prof. Kuznetsov at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music Institute. During her studies she has successfully participated in the following competitions: International Guitar Competition A.A. Khorev, 3rd prize, Saint-Petersburg, 2013; Guitar Art Festival, 2nd prize, Belgrade, 2014; Gorizia Guitar Competition, 5th prize, Italy, 2014, Mottola Guitar Competition, 3rd prize, Italy, 2014; Andres Segovia Guitar Competition, 1st prize, 2014; Zagreb Guitar Competition, 2nd prize, 2015; Stefano Strata Guitar Competition, 2nd prize, and premio del publico, 2015; Guitar Competition in La Habana, Cuba, 3rd Prize, 2016; Oberhausen Gitarrenwettbewerb, 2nd prize and public prize; Hubert Käppel Guitar Competition in Koblenz, 2nd prize and prize for best interpretation of piece of italian composer, 2017; Corrado Alba Competition, Rome, 1st Prize, 2018; Iserlohn Martínez Guitar Competition, 2nd Prize, 2018 and Klagenfurt Guitar Competition, 1st Prize, 2018. She has performed many concerts in Russia and Germany (at the Cervantes Institute in Munich and at the 3.Gitarrenfestival in Augsburg) and she has performed in the Granada Music Festival (playing the Concert Aranjuez with the conductor Justus Frantz). Since 2014 she is holder of the fellowship “Live Music Now” in Munich. In 2018 she has been awarded with a DAAD scholarship as an international student. Elena Fomenko has studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in the class of Prof. Franz Halász and since 2017 she studies at the “Segovia Guitar Academy” in Pordenone with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano Del Sal.

29th June // Concert with Yuki Saito, winner of Veria Internacional Guitar Festival (Grece) // 09:30 p.m // Centro Cultural de Amarante

Yuki Saito

One of the best Japanese Young Guitarists Yuki Saito was born in Tokyo (Japan) and started playing the guitar at the age of five. In Japan he has studied guitar under Kazuhito Osawa, Noboru Muraji, Daisuke Suzuki, Mariko Tsubokawa, Kiyoshi Shomura, Tsuneo Ema, Yong Tae Kim and Soichi Muraji. In addition, he has studied composition under Sunao Isaji and he has played French horn and double bass while he was in junior high school. Since 2016 he has been studying abroad in Weimar (Germany) with Prof. Ricardo Gallen. He has won a lot of prizes at national competitions and also international competitions in Europe and in the USA. Among them, first prize at Kaj’s Guitarstore Guitar Competition (Netherlands), Veria International Guitar Competition Concerto Category (Greece), Ida Presti & Alexander Lagoya International Guitar Competition (France), Aalborg International Guitar Competition (Denmark), Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (Spain), Poreč International Guitar Competition (Croatia), Ciutat D’ Elx International Guitar Competition, category A, Calendura Award (Spain), Japan National Guitar Competition, Kyushu National Guitar Competition (Japan), second prize at Gargano International Guitar Competition (1st prize not assigned, Italy), Istanbul International Guitar Competition (Turkey), Hannabach Gitarrenpreis (Germany) and many more. Since he was young he has performed a lot of concerts in Japan. He was elected one of the Artist of 2018/19 by EuroStrings. In 2019 he has concert tour and masterclasses around Europe and Turkey.

30th June // Anabel Montesinos and Marco Tamayo Concert // 07:00 p.m // Claustro câmara Municipal de Amarante

Anabel Montesinos

Anabel Montesinos, the youngest winner (at the age of 17 years old) of the Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Spain, is a leader figure on the classical guitar worldwide. A winner of major guitar contests like the Michele Pittaluga, Citá di Alessandria, in Italy and the Andrés Segovia in Spain, Anabel Montesinos has performed concerts across the planet, made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in the year 2011, performed several times at the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow and performed with orchestras like the Philharmonic of Turin-Italy, Philharmonic of Oulu-Finland, Havana Philharmonic -Cuba, Philharmonic of Moscow-Russia, etc. She has recorded for the label Naxos and her first CD was chosen as a part of the music program for intercontinental flights by the British Airways. Anabel Montesinos is a Savarez Artist, performs with Cantiga Blue strings. She is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero, in Italy.

Marco Tamayo

Marco Tamayo, the Cuban guitarist with Austrian citizenship, acclaimed as “Il Re della Chitarra” by the Italian Newspaper L’ Stampa, is a winner of major international competitions, performed with well-known orchestras and conductors around the globe and is a leading figure on the classical guitar now a days. Marco Tamayo is Professor at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg, Professor at the Landeskonservatorium – Gustav Mahler University in Klagenfurt, Guest Professor at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland and was a Prof. at the Sydney University in Australia. His book called “Essential Principles for the performance on the classical guitar” has changed the approach on the instrument and its teaching worldwide. His students enjoy an international career. Marco Tamayo is artistic director of the Michelle Pittaluga Int. Guitar competition in Alessandria, Italy. He is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero and Alessandria, both in Italy. Tamayo is a Savarez artist, plays on Alliance Blue-Cantiga strings. Marco Tamayo is Chairman of the Marco Tamayo Edition, publishing house created on 2014 and that has renewed the classical guitar editions up to our days and the organizer together with Anabel Montesinos and the Marco Tamayo Edition, of the Klagenfurt International Guitar Festival and Competition.

5th July // Concert: first part with Anabel Montesinos and second part with Marco Tamayo // 09:30 p.m // Amarante Cultural Center

Anabel Montesinos

Anabel Montesinos, the youngest winner (at the age of 17 years old) of the Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Spain, is a leader figure on the classical guitar worldwide. A winner of major guitar contests like the Michele Pittaluga, Citá di Alessandria, in Italy and the Andrés Segovia in Spain, Anabel Montesinos has performed concerts across the planet, made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in the year 2011, performed several times at the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow and performed with orchestras like the Philharmonic of Turin-Italy, Philharmonic of Oulu-Finland, Havana Philharmonic -Cuba, Philharmonic of Moscow-Russia, etc. She has recorded for the label Naxos and her first CD was chosen as a part of the music program for intercontinental flights by the British Airways. Anabel Montesinos is a Savarez Artist, performs with Cantiga Blue strings. She is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero, in Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Tamayo

Marco Tamayo, the Cuban guitarist with Austrian citizenship, acclaimed as “Il Re della Chitarra” by the Italian Newspaper L’ Stampa, is a winner of major international competitions, performed with well-known orchestras and conductors around the globe and is a leading figure on the classical guitar now a days. Marco Tamayo is Professor at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg, Professor at the Landeskonservatorium – Gustav Mahler University in Klagenfurt, Guest Professor at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland and was a Prof. at the Sydney University in Australia. His book called “Essential Principles for the performance on the classical guitar” has changed the approach on the instrument and its teaching worldwide. His students enjoy an international career. Marco Tamayo is artistic director of the Michelle Pittaluga Int. Guitar competition in Alessandria, Italy. He is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero and Alessandria, both in Italy. Tamayo is a Savarez artist, plays on Alliance Blue-Cantiga strings. Marco Tamayo is Chairman of the Marco Tamayo Edition, publishing house created on 2014 and that has renewed the classical guitar editions up to our days and the organizer together with Anabel Montesinos and the Marco Tamayo Edition, of the Klagenfurt International Guitar Festival and Competition.

6th July // Judicael Perroy Concert // 09:00 p.m // Amarante Cultural Center

Judicael Perroy

Born in 1973 in Paris, Judicael Perroy began playing the guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-districts of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the Ecole Nationale d’Aulnay-sous-Bois where he graduated with honours.  At age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won the grand prize and audience prize at the 15th Concours International de Guitare René Bartoli by unanimous jury decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponce’s class and later that year he was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without any jury. In 1996, he was the first prize winner of his graduating class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris Conservatoire).

Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts and master classes. In between his North American tour that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances were broadcast live on France-Musique followed by extensive recital tours throughout the world. Highly sought after and in great demand as a teacher, he is regularly invited to give master classes at many of the top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. Mr. Perroy’s students have won several top prizes in regional, national and international competitions including Guitar Foundation of America, while emerging as mature and upcoming rising stars of classical guitar and international music scene. Mr. Perroy is currently the Professor at the Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois a position which he has held since 2004. He holds the Certificate of Aptitude (CA), and has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique Blanc-Mesnil from 1995 to 2004. Furthermore, in winter of 2000, he was the chosen substitute for the chair of guitar department, Steven Robinson, at Stetson University.

He currently resides in Paris while he enjoys teaching at the Pôle Sup’ 93, Lille’s apPSEA (Association de préfiguration du Pôle supérieur d’enseignements artistiques) Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois a position he has held since 2004 while traveling and concertizing around the world.

Judicaël Perroy’s discography is varied and mostly of traditional classical composers (JS BachMauro GiulianiHandelIsaac Albéniz) but also for the more modern guitar repertoire (PiazzolaGerardo NúñezNikita Koshkin). His transcription of Bach’s second keyboard partita in C minor BWV 826, a first for the classical guitar, was released on the Naxos Records label in 2010 as part of an all Bach CD.

  • Quantum(1998): Paganini; Granados; Albéniz; Dodgson.
  • Bayard Musique(new distribution, not reissued): Aspen Suite (2000); Albéniz; Giuliani; Barrios; Nuñez; Piazzolla; Koshkin.
  • Mel Bay(1999): Live Recital at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas: Barrios; Piazzolla; Nuñez; Paganini; Giuliani; Bach; Albéniz.
  • Bayard Musique(2001): Méditation (flute and Guitar) with Florence Bellon: Anonymous; Schubert (arr. Mertz); Vivaldi; Handel; Castérède; Bach; Dowland; Giuliani; Poulenc; Debussy; Ravel.
  • Bayard Musique(2002): Méditation (harp and guitar) with Joanna Kozielska: Rodrigo; Pachelbel; Handel; Respighi; Debussy; Anonymous; Bach; Handel; Albinoni; Beethoven; Albéniz.
  • SoundsetThe Well-tempered Koshkin(2000) Participation in trio with Frank Koonce and Nikita Koshkin.
  • Bayard Musique(2008): La Magie de la Guitare: Vivaldi; Bach; Schubert; Paganini; Albéniz; Granados; Anonymous; Rossini; Handel; Giuliani; Barrios; Piazzola; Nuñez; Koshkin.
  • Naxos(2010):  S. Bach, Transcriptions for Guitar, Partita No. 2, BWV 826; Suite, BWV 997; Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998; Concerto, BWV 972.