Ricardo Alves Pereira
Ricardo Alves Pereira is a guitarist who leads his audience to imagine stories through his musical narratives for classical guitar. During his concerts, the repertoire is presented with a unique parallel content, guiding the listener to experience a new interpretation of the story his guitar is telling
He has received several prizes in music competitions and has been invited to give solo concerts, with ensembles, and with orchestra on various international stages in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Turkey. He travelled through Europe to receive his education from some of the most renowned classical guitar players. His main teachers were Ilda Coelho, Margarita Escarpa, Duo Melis and Zoran Dukic.
Ricardo is also specialised in performing and teaching to children. He has a solo guitar project called “The Guitar Lullaby” in which he plays his own compositions/songs in English for older children (5 – 9). The concert program is adaptable for musical therapy context as well. Together with Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira they developed a classical music concert for toddlers named “Cats, Flowers, and Vanilla Ice-Cream”. He had done his internship for teaching classical guitar in a conservatory in IUSC, Istanbul.
Ricardo is a co-founder of the TWB Ensemble for which he makes innovative arrangements of Early music, as well as creating musical narratives that blend historical facts with a touch of fantasy.
Ricardo performs on an instrument made by the Spanish guitar luthier, Ana Espinosa.
“Ciclos” is the first album released by Ricardo dedicated to solo classical guitar repertoire.
The Myth of Arion
The Myth of Arion is a musical narrative written by Ricardo. The pieces were composed for renaissance vihuela by Luis de Narvaez (1526-49) & Alonso Mudarra (1510-80), and transcribed directly from the historical tablature prints into the classical guitar by Ricardo.
This video was recorded on 22 May 2018, directed, shot, and edited by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira.
Ricardo and Esin traveled to a Portuguese forest (called “Pinhal de Leiria”, nearby Ricardo’s hometown) that had had a large fire a year before. This video was shot the Spring after, and as you can see, the contrast between the long lost burned trees and the newly born bushes and flowers was really impressive.