PEDRO JOIA

Pedro Joià is an internationally renowned guitar virtuoso whose versatility includes a rare expertise in Flamenco guitar. He has recorded six albums in his own name and is a featured soloist on numerous other recordings. Pedro resided in Brazil for several years and worked there with Ney Matogrosso, Yamandú Costa, Gilberto Gil and many others. In 2008 he was awarded the Carlos Paredes Prize for his solo album À Espera de Armandinho which interprets the art of the great Fado Guitar maestro. Since 2013, Pedro has toured the world with the great Fado and Pop singer, Mariza, for whom he is the musical director. In June 2017 Pedro released a long awaited recording of his own compositions, performed with his working trio of João Frade on Accordion and Norton Daiello on bass. In May of 2017, Pedro appeared with Susan Palma-Nidel and Ruca Rebordão in a series of concert performances in New York City. Pedro’s artistry on Carlos Paredes’ Verdes Anos and the lullaby Jose Embala O Menino are highlights of Susan’s recent recording, Lisboa Íntima.

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