Miguel Amaral


Miguel Amaral was born in Oporto in 1982. His first contact with music happened at the age of 6, when he started studying piano with Madalena Leite de Castro. Also studied portuguese guitar with Samuel Cabral, José Fontes Rocha and Pedro Caldeira Cabral, music education with António Torres Pinto, analysis, harmony and counterpoint with Daniel Moreira, composition with Dimitris Andrikopoulos and jazz with Nuno Ferreira. Since then, he has been performing regularly in solo recitals in Portugal and abroad, as well as in chamber music ensembles or in orchestra music programs. In 2013, he joined pianist Mário Laginha and bassist Bernardo Moreira to create the Novo Trio, having recorded the album Terra Seca the same year. He performed in the world premiere of the piece Folk Songs by Mário Laginha, for orchestra, piano, voice and portuguese guitar, at Philharmonie du Luxemburg, with Cristina Branco and Mário Laginha, under the direction of Peter Rundel. In 2019, Miguel Amaral alongside Yuri Reis recorded the album Saudade featuring the portuguese guitar and seven chords guitar.

Albums from Miguel Amaral