Guitarist João Paulo Henriques was born in 1984 in Madeira Island, Portugal. He started his musical studies at the age of 6 with his father, playing the cello for 6 years. At 12 he began to study classical guitar having has main teachers, Pedro Zamora and Daniel Marchán. In order to continue his studies, he moved to Lisbon where he was accepted in the class of the renowned Croatian player Dejan Ivanovic, receiving his Diploma in the year 2008 from the University of Évora. In Portugal he presented himself in several solo recitals as well in chamber music recitals with Flute, Guitar, Piano and Percussion. He has also played in other countries as Spain, Holland and Belgium. He attend several master classes with the some of the best players and teachers in the world, like, Carlo Marchione, Joaquín Clerch, Darko Petrinjak, Marco Socías, Michalis Kontaxakis, Carmen Mª Ros, Leo Brouwer, Costas Cotsiolis and Hubert Käppel. Currently he is doing his Master Degree in Maastricht Conservatorium under guidance of the world renowned player and teacher Carlo Marchione. In 2005 he was a finalist in the soloist category of the national youth competition “Prémio Jovens Músicos” sponsored by the Portuguese Radio (RDP). He was awarded the 3rd prize exequo in the International Guitar Competition “Guitarmania” 2007 and the 1st prize in the VI International Guitar Competition of Leiria 2009.
(text by João Paulo Henriques)
Nuno Miguel Henriques's "Uma pequena Viagem - Caminho do Imperador", by
João Paulo Henriques.