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TGS Virtual Concert 2022 - Francisco Luís (Portugal)

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TGS Virtual Concert 2022 - Francisco Luís (Portugal)

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Apr 02, 2:00 PM CDT

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About the Event

Winner of more than 20 international prizes, Francisco Luís was born in Caldas da Rainha on July 22nd, 1998. He started his studies at the age of 10 at the Conservatory of Caldas da Rainha with Professor Luís Roldão.

After studying for 5 years in his hometown, Francisco took the entrance examinations to the Music School of the National Conservatory in Lisbon, where he was admitted beginning studies with Eurico Pereira. In addition to his focus of guitar, Francisco had chamber music classes with Júlio Guerreiro and Paulo Amorim, and also studied basso continuo with Helena Raposo. In the theory domain, Francisco learned analysis and compositional techniques with the composers Daniel Schvetz and Eurico Carrapatoso.

In 2015 he played the emblematic Concierto de Aranjuez by J. Rodrigo with the symphonic orchestra from the National Conservatory of Lisbon, in the Cinema/ Theater Sao Jorge. Francisco has also performed in more than 10 different countries, including some renowned halls of Europe, such as Musikverein (Wien), Casa da Música (Porto), Palácio da Ajuda (Lisbon), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen), and more.

After finishing his studies in Lisbon, Francisco Luís was accepted at the Maastricht Conservatorium, where he began his bachelor’s degree with Carlo Marchione and technical classes with Roman Krejici. After finishing his studies in Maastricht with distinction (10/10), Francisco then moved to Den Haag, where he is currently taking his master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory with Professor Zoran Dukic.

Francisco Luis has been awarded at several international competitions, including 12 first prizes. Among these, Francisco received 1st prize at the Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival, 1st prize in Int. Guitar Festival of Guimaraes (Cat. F), 1st prize in Int. Guitar Festival of Amarante (Cat.E), 2nd prize in Uppsalla International Guitar Festival, 2nd prize in Aalborg Guitar festival, and more. Francisco was a member of the EuroStrings 2020-2021 project, and the first Portuguese guitarist to be a part of this program.

Francisco has also received masterclasses from many great artists of the classical guitar, such as: Judicael Perroy, Zoran Dukic, Fabio Zanon, Roberto Aussel, Paolo Pegoraro, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Roland Dyens, Michalis Kontaxakis, Dejan Ivanovich, David Martínez, Eduardo Inestal, among others.

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