The Grupo de Solistas da Orquestra Portuguesa de Guitarras e Bandolins (OPGB) was created in 2007. With 6 professional musicians, effectives in the orchestra, it sees the mandolin as a noble instrument, giving preference to repertoire composed for plectrum ensembles. Its performance has been recognized internationally, receiving several accolades for the originality of its sound and the rigor of its interpretation. OPGB and it’s Grupo de Solistas are two of the fews groups that dedicates its activity to the creation of a space for the promotion and dissemination of plectrum music in the national musical panorama, collaborating regularly with renowned conductors and soloists. In its 13 years of existence, both have contributed to revolutionize the artistic environment associated with the guitar and the mandolin, in Portugal and internationally, through an intense concert agenda and a high number of commissioned pieces. They are regularly distinguished with support from entities such as DRCN and DGArtes.