Violinist Malú Garcia will take the stage at Teatro-Cine in Torres Vedras on October 2nd, at 9.30 pm, for her debut concert.
Despite its base being classical music, Malú Garcia’s new instrumental project incorporates styles such as Fado, Morna, World Music, Tango, and Jazz. After her musical studies, with a scholarship from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she returned to Portugal and, in parallel with classical music, decided to explore new colors, textures, styles and new violin techniques, creating her own identity.
This concert will feature special guests such as fado singer Matilde Cid, among others, and also the debut of new original themes that will be part of her next album. Malú Garcia performs in a quintet, accompanied by renowned musicians such as Pedro Baião on piano, Bernardo Romão on Portuguese guitar, Ricardo Marques on double bass and Sebastian Scheriff on percussion.
Malú Garcia has an admirable career in classical music, having started his musical studies at the age of 6 at the Santa Cecília Music Academy, in Lisbon. She has participated in several masterclasses with teachers in Portugal, England, Germany, Wales and Spain. In 2013, she was selected for the Young Portuguese Orchestra (JOP). A year later she was selected to join the Young Franco-German-Hungarian Philharmonics with conductor Nicolaus Richter, where they played works by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner in the large Franz-List-Music-Academy room in Budapest.
In June 2015, she finished her degree at the University of Évora in Music, violin branch with professor Valentin Stefanov. Between 2016 and 2018, she was a fellow at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff, UK) where she took a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Violin). In the UK, she was selected to be part of the “String Soloists” ensemble where she worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev. In 2018, she was part of the Iberian Orchestra Project where she worked in partnership with the musicians of the Orquestra Sinfónica de Castilla y León (Spain). That same year, she won the Honorable Mention award at the Classic Summer Festival, where she participated with the Trio Presságio.
In September 2018, she was selected to be part of Neue Philharmonie München where she performed concerts throughout Germany.
In 2020, she created her own project, called Malú Garcia, which includes original compositions that share styles between jazz, fado and world music. She is currently a violin teacher at the Santa Cecília Music Academy and at the Lisbon Music and Dance Conservatory. She regularly collaborates with the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Sintra Estúdio de Ópera, Orchestra Without Borders.
Malú Garcia is preparing her debut album scheduled for 2022. Later this year she will release the single “Dois Mundos”.