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TRIO FADO

Maria Carvalho ( voice )
António de Brito ( voice / guitar )
Daniel Pircher ( Portuguese guitar )
Benjamin Walbrodt ( Cello )


Trio Fado started out playing in Portuguese restaurants but soon appeared on Berlin’s stages, such as Werkstatt der Kulturen, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Passionskirche, Ibeo-Amerikanisches-Institut, National Galerie and Hochschule der Kunst.

Radio Multikulti (Rbb-Berlin) took notice of the group and their important contribution to spreading Portuguese music in Germany. There were several live programs featuring Trio Fado.

In 2002, António de Brito and Maria Carvalho won the 2nd and 3rd prices in a Fado competition in Germany.

That same year, Trio Fado appeared on Portuguese International television, which was broadcast all over Europe.

In January 2005 the group released their 1st CD "Com que voz", which was presented by Rbb-Berlin.

November 2005 marked their first performance abroad. They went on a 5 day tour of Armenia, where they were the first Fado group the public saw play live as well as appear on television and radio.

After a 22 concert tour of North Rhine-Westphalia, Trio Fado was invited to be part of the evening program of the "Melancholie" exhibition at the National Gallery in Berlin.

In 2006 they were one of the international world music groups that were featured at the "La Ghironda" festival in the south of Italy.

At the end of 2006, Trio Fado were also amongst the finalists of 109 groups in the world music competition "Creole" at the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin.

In 2007 they continued to spread their music abroad by playing concerts in Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg. They also worked on a new CD.

Trio Fado presented the new CD called "Portolisboa", which features a lot more lyrics and compositions written by the group itself, at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2008.

At the start of 2009 there was another concert at the Berlin Philharmonic as well as at the Philharmonics of 3 cities in Russia: Ufa, Khabarovsk and Ekatarinburg.

Later on a concert in Brucknerhaus in Linz/Austria

2010 the group was touring in Germany

2011 and 2012 Trio Fado was invited to play during a cruise (Canarian Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal) and another in the Mediterranean. There were also concerts in Greece, Switzerland.

2013 Trio Fado started a coloboration with the Worldmusik project www.heimatliederausdeutschland.de wich was first presented in the Comic Oper Berlin. This project went on in 2014 and 2015 in Germany and the Czech Republic.
The concerts of Trio Fado continued to happen in Germany and Europe, parallel to this project.