Luisa Amaro studied Portuguese guitar with Professor Lopes e Silva at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa, and continued her studies with Argentinian guitarist, Maria Luisa Anido in Barcelona in 1983. The following year, she began to play with guitar master Carlos Paredes (1925-2004), whom she accompanied in hundreds of concerts all over the world until December 1993, when their work ended. During the same period, in 1989, she attended the International Course in Guitar in Castres (France), with Argentinean guitarist, Roberto Aussel.
Since 1996, Luisa Amaro has dedicated her time to composing music for the Portuguese guitar. Her constant quest to engage with new sounds and to find a different repertoire for an instrument so full of symbolic tradition, has challenged the Portuguese guitar to embrace other vibrations and rhythms.
As well as the many concerts presenting her work “Canção para Carlos Paredes” in 2004, her numerous concerts all over Portugal have included: a concert with the Orquestra Académica do Porto, under the direction of conductor António Saiote (2001); music for “Devaneios Flutuantes”, for the dance of Ana Rita Barata and Pedro Sena Nunes (2001-2002); the Jubilee Concert for the Cardeal Patriarca de Lisboa (2003); concert of the Círculo Eça de Queiroz (2005); participation in the Festival de Lisboa and in the Festival MED de Loulé and the opening concert of the Festival Islâmico de Mértola (2007). In 2009, she released her CD "Meditherranios", presented at the "Museu do Oriente" in Lisbon. In 2010, she composed the music to accompany "Poemas ditos por Maria de Jesus Barroso," for the book-album project "Geração do Novo Cancioneiro" (Editora Her numerous concerts since then have included a Concert in Madrid at the invitation of the Portuguese Embassy (March 2009), a concert in Trento, Italy (August 2010), Gala Mulheres de Vermelho, Lisbon (October 2011), and the concert, Recreios da Amadora, at the opening of the Carlos Paredes Exhibition in February 2012.
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