Centro Cultural de Belém
The Portuguese Guitar and Fado
1 November 2015
Luís Freitas de Branco Room
Fado was proud to witness his birth in Paço de Arcos into a family that was closely linked to the Portuguese guitar: he is the son of António Parreira and the brother of Paulo Parreira, both of whom are recognised as important players of this instrument. Now aged 28, he has carved out for himself a fairly eclectic career both in the area of fado and in the Portuguese music scene as a whole.
His main influences are divided between the great Lisbon guitarists, from Armandinho to José Nunes, from Francisco Carvalhinho to Jaime Santos, and, at the level of a more universal genre, Artur and Carlos Paredes, Pedro Caldeira Cabral, and more recently Ricardo Rocha. Among the various concerts that he has played, attention is drawn to his several appearances at the Casa da Música (Porto), his participation in the Ibero-American Guitar Festival (Washington) and at the “Música para Lisboa” concert, where he was the guest soloist of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. The roots of the Portuguese guitar are coming to the CCB in the form of Ricardo Parreira, at a concert that will remind us all of Lisbon and its greatest guitarists.
Coproduction | CCB / EGEAC / Museu do Fado