JOÃO BARRADAS

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João Barradas is one of the most reputable and widely acknowledged European accordionists, working simultaneously between classical music, jazz and improvised music. He has won some of the most prestigious international contests of which, among others, the World Accordion Trophy, which he has won twice, the Coupe Mondale de Acordeão, the International Castelfidardo Contest and the Okud Istra International Competition, stand out. João Barradas is one of the most outstanding musicians in Jazz accordion, having recorded for the New York record label Inner Circle Music and collaborated with various renowned musicians, namely Greg Osby, Gil Goldstein, Fabrizio Cassol, Mark Colenburg, Jacob Sacks, Sérgio Carolino, Pedro Carneiro, among many others. In 2016, he records his first album as leader with the New York label Inner Circle Music. “Directions” is produced by Greg Osby and features Gil Goldstein and Sara Serpa. The group is formed by João Barradas (accordion), André Fernandes(guitar), João Esteves da Silva(piano), André Rosinha(double-bass) and Bruno Pedroso(drums).

The Beginning

João Barradas was born in Porto Alto, in the parish of Samora Correia. He initiated his accordion studies at the tender age of six at a small music school in Samora Correia, then gained admission to Instituto de Música Vitorino Matono in Lisbon, and at the age of nine, was admitted directly to the second year of the Official Accordion Course at the National Conservatory, finishing his training with the highest mark of 20/20. João Barradas has participated in various national and international contests, having done his preparation at the Música Serenata School, directed by Aníbal Freire, one of the most important pedagogues of this instrument at international level. From a very early age, all his capabilities have been notable, such as his absolute pitch, an exemplary technique and an enormous ability to sight-read. These are the characteristics that have raised
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JOÃO BARRADAS Directions album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Directions
21st Century Modern 2017
JOÃO BARRADAS Home: An End As A New Beginning album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
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World Fusion 2017

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