Marta Pereira da Costa (PT)
In the world of fado, Marta Pereira da Costa is a rarity – a female instrumentalist, composer and bandleader who has professionally mastered the Portuguese guitar. Historically, this has been the realm of men, but she has broken with tradition. Pereira da Costa takes audiences on a journey through traditional Portuguese music, sometimes incorporating Brazilian chorinho, Cape Verdean morna and other styles from around the world. These different genres are interpreted with sensitivity and delicacy, but her intense and dynamic performances always retain a very Portuguese flavour and identity. Breaking through in 2012 with recognition from the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation. In 2024 she will release her second album “ Sem Palavras”, a work that establishes a meeting between the Portuguese guitar and the piano, with original compositions and others by names as diverse as Carlos Paredes, George Gershwin, Joaquín Rodrigo or Chick Corea.