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André Madeira began his musical studies with Américo Fernandes and the study of classical guitar with Ragner Tovar. He attended the Conservatory Calouste Gulbenkian of Aveiro with the teacher Miguel Lelis. After that, he joined to the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro getting the Graduation with Professor Paulo Vaz de Carvalho. In 2000, André Madeira was accepted at the Hochschule für Musik Köln in Germany pursuing his studies in guitar and chamber music under the supervision of Roberto Aussel, getting the "Diplom Instrumentalausbildung" in 2005. He also studied for five years at the same school with "Contemporary Music" under the supervison of the pianist Paulo Álvares, integrating the "Ensemble of Improvisation and Alaeatoric Music" of "Hochschule für Musik Köln" performing in cities in Germany, Belgium and Italy. In 2005 continues his postgraduate studies with Odair Assad at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons, École Supérieure dés Arts, Musique Théâtre Déclamation and, after that began the Master in Guitar with Odair Assad too finishing with in 2010. During his artistic career participated in several courses of guitar with David Russel, Costas Cotsiolis, Roberto Aussel, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Issac, Robert Brightmore, Ricardo Gallen, Álvaro Pieri, Joaquin Clerche, Josef Zsapka, Eduardo Baranzano, Carles Trepat and Pablo Marquez. André Madeira has won prizes at international guitar competitions in Spain and Romania and has performed as a soloist at various locations in Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and Belgium, as well as concerts at the RTP1 and in concerts at the Radio Antena2. Currently lives in Portugal and lecturing at the Institute Piaget of Viseu, Music Conservatory Music of Porto and Music Conservatory of Coimbra.

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