Ricardo Alves Pereira
Award winning classical guitarist Ricardo Alves Pereira is deeply involved in many aspects of music. He is a dedicated studio artist, being one of the most prolific album producers of the new generation. His love for the craft is heard in a highly varied musical range that include classical guitar music, Medieval and Renaissance repertoire played on historical instruments such as the lute and the vihuela, and modern works for guitar written by himself.
Ricardo Alves Pereira leads his audience to imagine stories through musical narratives, a concept and technique that he developed over the years as a solo guitarist. Within the musical narratives, the musical pieces are presented with a unique parallel content in spoken word form, spread throughout the performance, guiding the listener to experience a new interpretation of the story the music has to present. This methodology captivated listeners all across Europe, during his solo, orchestral and ensemble concerts.
He is the co-founder of the TWB Ensemble and the founder of the Leyriath Assemblage. He makes innovative arrangements of early music for the ensemble, as well as creating musical narratives that blend historical facts with a touch of fantasy. His latest reserach contains collecting local myths, legends and historical facts from Leiria and its neighboring regions to present in the Leyriath Assemblage.
Ricardo is also behind the scenes in all the music he produces in roles that extend from arrangement making and sound engineering to visual design. He plays on a classical guitar by Spanish luthier Ana Espinosa in 2009, and his renaissance vihuela was made for him by Portuguese luthier Orlando Trindade in 2022.