Marco Oliveira to artysta portugalski mocno związany z fado pod każdym względem (fadista, muzyk, kompozytor). Akompaniator wielu gwiazd. Autor trzech znakomicie przyjętych płyt autorskich, który stopniowo wytycza swoją własną ścieżkę na mapie portugalskiej sceny fado. Jego muzyka to kwintesencja fado w jego obecnej postaci. Przepięknie łączy melancholię z saudade. Z wyjątkową siłą przekazu. Oliveira był wielokrotnie nagradzany za swoją twórczość (np. Best Singer awards at Lisbon's annual Great Night of the Fado). Warto zaznaczyć, że jego płyty to nie kompilacje "standardów" stylu fado, ale raczej własne odkrycia i nowe formy dla tej muzyki. Marco koncertuje solo (voice and classical guitar), w duecie (portuguese guitar, voice and classical guitar) albo z trio (portuguese guitar, voice, classical guitar and double bass). Zapraszamy do współpracy i organizacji koncertów!
Marco Oliveira is a singer, composer, lyricist and guitarist, whose first record from 2008, Retrato (Portrait), established him as one of fado's best talents.
Within fado's vibrant and ever-evolving community, he has earned Best Singer awards at Lisbon's annual Great Night of the Fado at Coliseu de Lisboa, both as a youth and as an adult, and he continues to tour extensively within Portugal and internationally.
Meanwhile, Marco Oliveira had felt the need to deepen his connection to Fado, beginning to study classical guitar at the age of 13, at Instituto Vitorino Matono, in Lisbon. At the age of 15, he entered the National Conservatory, where he continued his studies of classical guitar, from which he extracted and transposed precious teachings for Fado.
Rooted in the culture and experience of fado, Marco Oliveira's talent stands out right away, and invitations to concerts abroad emerge, of which he recalls with particular emotion the first one, in Holland, with the fado singer Ana Moura, at the age of 15.
In September 2009, at 21 years of age, he was invited to perform at a Meeting of Cultures festival in Ankara and Hattusa (Turkey) and Cross-Culture Festival (Warsaw).
Paris (Festival de l’Imaginaire), Riga (Riga Jazz Stage), Gdańsk (Siesta Festival), London (Songlines Fado Series), Washington DC (Kennedy Center), and Cape Verde (Atlantic Music Expo) are some of the recent locations where Oliveira performed.
In 2014 the Italian singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela invited Marco Oliveira as a special guest at his concert Rebetiko Gymnastasin Lisbon (Teatro Tivoli) to sing Joana Francesa by Chico Buarque and Estate by Bruno Martino.
His second album from 2016, Amor é água que Corre (Love Like Rushing Water), takes the city of Lisbon both as point of departure and of eternal return.
Still in 2016, Oliveira received an invitation to join the project “Fado Barroco” with the group Os Músicos do Tejo in the auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, alongside Ana Quintans, Ricardo Ribeiro, Marcos Magalhães and Miguel Amaral.
Since then, the musical group has performed at Helsinki Music Centre (Finland), Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid) and recorded a live album From Baroque to Fado released by the famous label Naxos.
In 2021, Marco Oliveira signed a contract with Sony Music Portugal and released his third album Ruas e Memórias (Streets and Memories), a love letter to his home town and a record that will remain as the last work and musical production from one of the most renowned names in Portuguese culture: José Mário Branco.
“I carry in me streets and memories
Of every lost night
They’re portraits of the stories
From the fate of life itself
Lisbon, my eternal girlfriend
I nearly always wake just to see you
You are the late and tranquil morning
Of a time I can’t spare to lose
In the distance the song' old voice
Wounds the garden daisies
Lisbon, that ages heartsIn the end you and I are the same”