Mário Moita

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BRASIL

 “Mario Moita, The real portuguese fado that had delighted the MusicExpo FMI2007,  with tradition and new wave from the real Portuguese music”. 

Gustavo Vasconcelos, FMI-festival de Brasilia/ GRV

 

SPAIN

 “Mario Moita have been with the pass of the years an  irreplaceable artist in the Seville annual party.  It is  a  performance very celebrated  by  everyone  that year by year attend  in  the  “caseta  de radio cadena ser”. 

Beli Garcia, Radio Cadena SER- Sevilla 2000

 

ESTÓNIA

"It was really remarkable to enjoy the musical devotion of ensemble´s main singer and pianist Mário Moita in the  16th Kuressaare´s Chamber music Festival. His interpretation of traditional Portuguese songs was thrilling and romantic fado on the piano was performed with really intensive passion. Adding the high-level piano approach made the audience listening from first notes to last ones". 

Andres Paas Estonia kammer festival, music director

 

NETHERLANDS

"I've been listening to your fado piano cd; great music!!" 

Mattie Poels - RADIO VPRO 2008

 

POLAND

 "I know Mario for years, but the first time I Saw him on stage & I was pro ud having such a talented friend. I could say that because I saw his gig in front of people who don’t speak any Portuguese, without any contact with tradition of fado but from very first note he took them to the magic land of music from Lisboa. It was something more than concert it was evening of magical walk with charming guide. Evening full of poetry, sodade which, actually is not so sad"

Wojciech Ossawski- Programmer/Radio Polski - Ethosfera Festival- 2012-Poland  

 

JAPAN  

“Mr. Mario Moita came to Japan in 2001/03/05/07 and sang fado and played piano.   His wonderful performances at various cities of Japan won many fans. ”. 

Akemi Nutaba, Sociedade Luso-Nipónica de Osaka

 

ROMANIA

"The Fado concert that Mário Moita was offered to Romanian public  the most popular concerts of the Embassy organized, and we were particularly pleased with the new sound of fado when accompanied on the piano."

Ex.mo Sr Embaixador de Portugal na Roménia em 2009, Dr Alexandre Vassalo.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A restless man

I’ve known Mario Moita’s work for quite some time. He is one of those artists who manage to surprise us by his amazing growth due to his intellectual and aesthetic concerns. Together with a fine technique his voice has grown enriching itself with new tones, which allows him to reveal his talent in a fascinating way.

Mario Moita is not only an excellent singer, he is a restless man who doesn’t settle for what he has already conquered or accomplished. Mario is continuously researching and trying to develop new works. By doing so, he is constantly renewing himself. He never feels satisfied with the trodden paths - he always claims for more, as if his thirst for new ways, creativity, and new references is the essence of his life work. I believe that this is the most important purpose of art, of any art.

Once again Mario is taking us through that road where he challenges himself and those who follow him, thus he continues to consolidate a career whose dignity, quality and value is becoming more and more appreciated by many people.

Francisco Moita Flores (Portuguese writer)

 

Mario Moita was born in Alentejo, Portugal. Since early in life he revealed his aptitude for music. With his beautiful voice, when he was only eight years old, he won the gala for young performers at the city of Evora. At the age of ten he performed before 3,000 people in his hometown, at the annual festivities of  Reguengos de Monsaraz. After that he began his piano studies in Evora’s Music Conservatory with Prof. Maria de Lourdes Horta. Later, Mario had the good fortune to meet the pianist Furtunato Murteira, who was a contemporary of the great fado composer Alberto Janes (also from the city of Reguengos de Monsaraz), who left him all his estate of fado music scores for piano (played the first score of the famous fado “Foi Deus”).

 

In 1990 Mario went to the University of the Azores to study Zootechny. At that time he also founded a musical group that would lead to the Tuna “Sons do Mar”. Two years later returned to his native Alentejo and established the band “Six Tetos”.

 

In 1993 participated in the TV program “Chuva de Estrelas” at the Portuguese TV station SIC, known by its romantic tendencies. In 1995 Mario initiated his work as a pianist at the magnificent Castle of the Holy Queen  Isabel, city of Estremoz - a beautiful 5 star hotel in the city’s castle.

 

Instead of the common way of fado accompanied by guitar, Mario devoted himself to fado at the piano, inheritance from his master – the pianist Fortunato Murteira. Mario Moita learned in Japan with his friend - the historian Ito Genjiro, that the best was to transmit not "just" music, but to associate it with the culture and the magnificent history of Portugal.

 In 2003 Mario Moita entered a new stage of his life. For that he represented Portugal in hundreds of music festivals and theaters around the world. Mario becomes global.

 In our days Mario owns an incredible resumé, full of travelling and television appearances. He performed in more than 30 countries - from Romania to Estonia or Poland to Japan. Actually he spends more than half of the year in Brazil, where he’s quite liked by the media, including by Jo Soares, who has invited him several times to his famous TV talk show.

 

 

Most important performances:

 

PORTUGAL:

TEATRO CAMOES-EXPO

CCB-LISBOA

TEATRO DE LAGOS

TEATRO GARCIA RESENDE-ÉVORA

AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ

AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE BORBA

 

SPAIN:

FERIA DE ABRIL- SEVILLA- CASETA DA RADIO CADENA SER

 

BRAZIL:

TEATRO NACIONAL CLAUDIO SANTORO- BRASILIA

TEATRO SANTA ISABEL- RECIFE

TEATRO CARLOS GOMES- BLUMENAU

TEATRO GUSTAVO LEITE- MACEIO

TEATRO DA REITORIA DA UFMG- BELO HORIZONTE

FESTIVAL: VIRADA CULTURAL 2009, 2013- SÃO PAULO

FESTIVAL FIG- GARANHUS- PE

FESTIVAL FENAOSTRA-FLORIANOPOLIS

 

ESTONIA:

FESTIVAL KAMMER- KURESSARE

 

ITALIA:

FESTIVAL MEI-FAENZA

 

MACEDONIA:

BALKAN MUSIC FESTIVAL-OHRID

 

JAPAN

SAKAI FESTIVAL-  OSAKA

FESTIVAL KITANODA- SAKAI THEATER

KAMAKURA THEATER

KANAZAWA THEATER

TENDAI-SHU TEMPLES KYOTO

 

FRANCE:

AUDITORIO DO CONSERVATÓRIO DE TOULOUSE

 

USA

ROCANORTE- NJ

TEATRO VASCO DA GAMA- Bridgeport, CT

 

CANADA:

CASA DO ALENTEJO DE TORONTO

 

CYPRUS:

HILTON HOTEL- PORTUGUESE EMBASSY SPECIAL EVENT

 

 ROMENIA: 

NACIONAL CENTER OF ARTS . BUCAREST

SILVER CHURCH CLUB

 SOUTH KOREA

JAZZINSEOUL FESTIVAL

 

 

GALERIA DE FOTOS - PHOTOS GALERY