[Person event and / or online by developments around the pandemic]
Within the scope of its musical production plan for 2021, Ideias do Levante – Cultural Association of Lagoa (Algarve), in partnership with the Municipality of Loulé, through the Cineteatro Louletano, and with the support of the Loulé Music Conservatory – Francisco Rosado , will organize a Harp Concert, inserted in the programming of the first edition of the Algarve Harp Festival, with harpist Helena Madeira, on April 17, 2021, at the Solar da Música Nova Auditorium, in the city of Loulé (Algarve) at 7:30 pm.
The harpist will interpret several popular and religious by D. Dinis (1291-1325), John Newton (1725-1807), Teodoro Cottrau (1827-1879), among others.
This event aims not only to promote the repertoire around the harp, but also to raise funds for the following institution:
NIF 510 995 748
If a live concert takes place, a dedicated venue will be available at the entrance / exit of the Solar da Música Nova Auditorium, where donations can be delivered. If the concert takes place online, without an audience, donations may also be made via bank transfer to the following IBAN:
PT50 0045 7060 4026 3428 0357 3
Helena Madeira, Lisbon, 1981. With a degree in Anthropology and Italian Language, she started the study of lyrical singing with Fernando Serafim in the Portuguese Musical Youth in 2004, starting in 2007 the Singing and Harp course at the National Conservatory. Despite having passed through the Hot Club Jazz School in Lisbon, Helena Madeira defines herself as mostly self-taught and in a constant search for techniques and influences. He participated in seminars on Singing with Lúcia Lemos, Claire Honigsbaum, Cathérine Rey, Meredith Monk and Jill Purce (London), and on Harp, at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival since 2009, dedicating himself to the study of Music Therapy since then. She recorded her first album in 2004 as a singer, in the band Dazkarieh and, from 2006 to 2014, she was the vocalist of the world music band MU, with whom she recorded the album Casanostra in 2008 (Prize Carlos Paredes 2009) and Folhas que Ardem in 2012. They performed live in Spain, London, Sweden, Romania, Malaysia and India. At the end of 2014 she presented her first solo album Da Voz do Embondeiro, an album that took her to play in Spain, Brazil and Cape Verde, and in February 2020 she returned with CENÁRIO DIVERGENTE, to the roots of Portuguese music, where the harp assumes itself as sovereign queen in musical composition. Along with her work as a composer she was invited to several musical partnerships, namely, alongside the pianist Artur Guimarães, and the singer Sofia Escobar in 2016 at the Hotel Ritz in Lisbon.