The official site of Katia Guerreiro

Monday, 29 October 2007

I've just arrived from the tour I had in the past week in France.
It was a great success. The excelency of the stages where I've been was the strength to the next concert, as it is an example Le Trident, an italian way Theatre in the center of Cherbourg, that ilustrates this post. Here I sang two nights. The first was a private concert. The administration was inaugurating the crystal lustre that has been under restoration for a while, offering a concert to the maecenas and VIP of the town and surroundings. They loved the concert and so did I. In the second night, when the curtain was lifted I saw the most beautifull of the sceneries. This hall (empty in the image) had all of the more than 700 chairs occupied, the Theatre was full, I smiled and moved forward to embrace that public with my voice. And what a public...
In the following days I had the concerts in Nantes and Bordeaux, and the enthusiasm was repeated. It was difficult to step out of the stage.
We jumped from one city to another, from train to train, with not enough time to sleep or eat.
I arrived tired but happy.

publicado por Katia às 21:37

Monday, 22 October 2007

Presentation of the website to the press in HardRock Cafe, Lisboa.

This is the window through which everyone can see me in concert, or traveling, or my way of working with others, or anything else I feel the need to share with the ones who visit this space.


publicado por Katia às 20:04

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Katia was born the 23 February 1976 in South Africa and soon after the family returns to the island of S. Miguel, Azores, where she was raised. At the age of 15 she plays the local instrument, a kind of guitar, at the folk band “Rancho Folclórico de Santa Cecília”. It was the start-up of her musical career. When she graduated high school she leaves to Lisbon to attend medical university course. She graduates doctor in 2000, but the academic years were also spent as vocalist of rock band “Os Charruas”.

In October 2000 she goes on stage in a tribute concert to Amalia Rodrigues in Lisboa and she delights the audience with the best performance of Fado of the night. From then on her career as Fado singer was destined.

FADO MAIOR, her first record, is issued in June 2001 and wins the Jose Afonso Award, reaches the top of sales in South Corea and is represented in Japan by Editora Latina and in Europe by Empreinte Digitale .

, her second record is issued December 2003. The lyrics are carefully selected among the poetry pieces of the best Portuguese authors like Luis de Camões, Florbela Espanca, Ary dos Santos e António Lobo Antunes. Also nominee to the Jose Afonso Award this work confirms a promising career.

As recognition of her talent the Japanese TV network sends a team to Portugal to produce a piece on her life and her career. In 2004 the French Mezzo channel also produces a documentary on her career that goes on the air in September of that same year. On tour in Japan and France Katia perfoms ten shows in each country.

Worldwide critics pay tribute to Katia’s voice and she is interviewed by the most conceived media channels: RTP, TVI, TVE, TV5, NHK, Le Monde, BBC and others. Katia Guerreiro reveals the Fado to audiences that were unaware and catches the interest of some artists like the Brazilian Zé Renato with whom she comes to share her work.

During the year of 2004 she is commissioned to represent the Portuguese Government in official receptions to foreign governments either in and out of the country.

On the 30st anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution Katia is one of the 30 personalities awarded with the title of the most remarkable Portuguese contributors to the arts and science fields, aside with prominent scientists, concert directors and writers.

In February 2005 Katia accepts the challenge of Martinho da Vila, a brazilian singer, to sing a duet in his new album Brasilatinidade. He considers her as the best interpreter of the new generation of Fado.

In October 2005 Katia issues her 3rd work, TUDO OU NADA, where she sings the poetry of Vinicius de Moraes, Sophia de Mello Breyner and Antonio Lobo Antunes, amongst others. Piano player Bernardo Sassetti plays for her the piece “Minha Senhora das Dores”.

This very year she is invited to open the new Concert Hall in Bern, Switzerland, and to sing in the Opera de Lyon, in France, where she also participates on the Rencontres pour l’Europe de la Culture, at the Comédie Fançaise in Paris, by invitation of the Minister of Culture, Mr. Donedieu de Vabres, aside with Tereza Berganza, Jeanne Moreau, Costa Gravas and Barbara Hendricks. At the end of her argumentation– and after a speech in her own language – Katia offered the audience a dramatic fado “A Capella” as a representation of this particular kind of music. Her eloquent statement for the cultural identity of each member state of the European Union argued for her nomination in the next year as member of the European Cultural Parliament.

The Director of the Cultural Center in Paris of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation invites her, March 2006, to held a Conference/Concert subjected to the Fado (the first event of the kind for this particular type of music) with the musicologist and Professor of Evora University, Ruy Vieira Nery.

In 2006 the album TUDO OU NADA is again released with two new pieces recorded with Ney Matogrosso during his visit to Lisbon: “Menina do Alto da Serra” and “Labios de Mel”. Guitar player Pedro Joia joins Katia in this Portuguese-Brazilian adventure. Katia is now a credited interpreter and a prominent ambassador of the Portuguese music.

The excellence of her talent was awarded with the prize of Feminine Personality of the Year 2005. The people that voted for her considered her “one of the most beautiful voices enriched with unusual vocal ability”.


In October 2008 the last album FADO was released in Portugal. In this album, Katia is even more interested in traditional fado and while making the research in poetry she finds a forgotten name, Fernando Tavares Rodrigues, of whom she sings two poems Ponham Flores na Mesa and Mundo.


In December 2009, she has a new album: FADOS DO FADO, that recreates some of the most famous fado hits of Tony de Matos, Max, Tristão da Silva, Hermínia Silva, Teresa Silva Carvalho, João Ferreira-Rosa, and of course Amalia Rodrigues. About this personal selection, the singer says: "There are themes that become benchmarks, steps that we all pass by. These songs are all good examples of that. "This album has the participation of António Mão-de-Ferro, a musician in the area of blues who Katia considers a gain of originality in this album of classics.


In May 2010- the year Katia celebrates the firts decade of her artistic career- she gets from Amalia Rodrigues Foundation an important award: the one of "Best Performer of Fado".



Since the beginning of her career Katia has performed at the most famous stages all over the world, either on solo or on shows and festivals:

Some performances

1. In Portugal

Teatro de S. Luiz (Lisboa)
Teatro Camões (Lisboa)
Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisboa)
Aula Magna (Lisboa)
Castelo de São Jorge (Lisboa)
Palácio de Belém (Lisboa)
Castelo de Marvão (Marvão)
Fábrica Balsense (Tavira)
Casa de Mateus (Vila Real)
Coliseu dos Recreios (Porto)
Teatro Batalha (Porto)
Casa das Artes (Famalicão)
Coliseu Micaelense (Ponta Delgada)
Teatro Micaelense (Ponta Delgada)
Teatro Baltazar Dias (Funchal)
Teatro Rivoli (Porto)
Centro Cultural das Artes e Espectáculos (Figueira da Foz)
Anfiteatro Natural de Alte (Loulé)
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisboa)

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Portugal)


2. International
La Pedrera (Barcelona)
Sala Luz de Gas (Barcelona)
Casa de Américas (Madrid)
Galileu Galilei (Madrid)
Círculo de Belas Artes (Madrid)
Theatre de La Ville (Paris)
Theatre Trianon (Paris)
Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris)
Teatro do Canal Saint Sébastien (Martigues-France)
Queen Elisabeth Hall (Londron)
Saporo Symphony Hall (Saporo-Japan)
Fukuoka Symphony Hall (Fukuoka-Japan)
Teatro Mohammed V (Rabat-Morocco)
Teatro Municipal de Tunis (Tunisia)
Opera House (Ankara-Turkey)
Teatro Papagou (Athens-Greece)
Opera de Lyon (France)
Theatre Nacional de Bordeaux (France)

Cathedral de Amiens (France)

Plaza del Rey (Barcelona, Spain)

Cathédral de Reims (France)




World Festival of Sacred Music (Morroco)

Festival de Martigues (France)

Oslo World Music Festival (Norway)

Arts Alive Festival (South Africa)

Internacional Festival of Dance and Music Bangkok (Taiwan)

Festival Strictly Mundial (France)

Atlantic Waves Festival (England)

La Mar de Musicas (Spain)

Sete Sóis e Sete Luas Festival (Italy)

Pirinéus Sur Festival (Spain)

Eurofonik Festival (France)

Voix des Femmes (Morroco)

Festival dos Oceanos (Portugal)

Festival do Fado (Portugal)

Festival Les Musicales (France)

8º Festival de Músicas do Mundo de Vila Real (Portugal)


Portuguese and Foreign Interpreters with whom Katia worked together:
Rui Veloso (Portugal)
João Braga (Portugal)
Bernardo Sassetti (Portugal)
Pedro Jóia (Portugal)
Maestro Rui Massena (Portugal)
Maestro Álvaro Cassuto (Portugal)
Maestro Pang Ka Pang (Pequim, China)
Maestro Vasco Azevedo (Portugal)
Orquestra Clássica da Madeira
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa
Orquestra Chinesa de Macau
Maria Bethânia (Brasil)
Martinho da Vila (Brasil)
Ney Matogrosso (Brasil)
Zé Renato (Brasil)
Zé Nogueira (Brasil)
Dany Silva (Cabo Verde)
Waldemar Bastos (Angola)
Manecas Costa (Guiné Bissau)
Luzmila Carpio (Bolivia)
Yarmen (Spain)

Maria João e Mário Laginha (Portugal)

Olavo Bilac (Portugal)

Santos e Pecadores (Portugal)

Marisa Liz (Portugal)


publicado por Katia às 21:03

Katia Guerreiro edited in 2005 her third album named TUDO OU NADA in wich she sings poems by Joaquim Pessoa, Maria Luísa Baptista, Sophia de Mello Breyner with music by José Niza, Ary dos Santos. Katia Guerreiro is co-author in three inedit themes that are in this TUDO OU NADA. This album was reedited in the end of 2006 with two duets with the most famous brasilian artist Ney Matogrosso. The label Harmonia Mundi is responsible for the international distribution of this album, except in Japan, where it is published by Latina, and in Spain by Resistencia.

Recorded in Estúdio Pé de Vento between July and August 2005.

To Listen
To buy

1. Disse-te adeus à partida, o mar acaba ao teu lado (4:34)
António Lobos Antunes - SPA / Fado Solene

2. Despedida (2:55)
António Calém - SPA / Balada Antonio dos Santos

3. Ser tudo ou nada (3:01)
João Veiga - SPA / Fado Sao Romao

4. Muda tudo, até o mundo (1:32)
Mª Luísa Baptista - SPA / Fado Torres do Mondego

5. Minha Senhora das Dores (3:51)
Jorge Rosa - SPA / Paulo Valentim

6. Canto da fantasia (3:19)
Paulo Valentim - SPA

7. Vaga (2:53)
Rodrigo Serrão - SPA / Katia Guerreiro, Joao Veiga and Rodrigo Serrao

8. Dulce caravela (2:59)
Dulce Pontes

9. Quando (3:09)
Sophia de Mello Breyner - SPA / Jose Niza

10. Menina do alto da Serra (2:42)
José Carlos Ary dos Santos - SPA / Nuno Nazareth Fernandes

11. Saudades do Brasil em Portugal (4:00)
Vinicius de Moraes

12. O meu navio (2:08)
Rodrigo Serrão - SPA / Joao Veiga

13. Talvez não saibas (4:32)
Joaquim Pessoa - SPA / Katia Guerreiro, Joao Veiga and Rodrigo Serrao

14. Tenho uma saia rodada (1:36)
Mª Luísa Baptista - SPA / Katia Guerreiro and Joao Veiga

15. Menina do alto da Serra - bonus track, special participaton of Ney Matogrosso (2:53)
Nuno Nazaré Fernandes / Ary dos Santos - SPA

16. Lábios de mel - bonus track, special participaton of Ney Matogrosso (3:17)
Waldir Rocha - PEERMUSIC

Portuguese Guitar - Paulo Valentim
Classic Guitar - João Veiga
Double bass, acustic bass - Rodrigo Serrão

Piano - Bernardo Sassetti playing in "Minha Senhora das Dores", recorded in Estúdios Valentim de Carvalho by Luís Delgado.

publicado por Katia às 00:15

Saturday, 20 October 2007
Edited in December 2003, her second album, NAS MÃOS DO FADO, was once again nominated for the Jose Afonso Prize, and has a the most rich reportoire in poetry, counting with high names of  portuguese literature, such as Luiz de Camões, Florbela Espanca, Ary dos Santos, and António Lobo Antunes. It is published again in Japan by Latina.

Paulo Valentim, portuguese guitar.
João Veiga, classic guitar.
Rodrigo Serrão, double bass.

Recorded and mixed inEstúdio d'Aldeia, by António Cordeiro. Mixing work by Katia Guerreiro and António Cordeiro. From August to October 2003.

To Listen
To buy

1. Os meus versos
Lyrics: Florbela Espanca.
Music: Paulo Valentim.

2. Valsa
Lyrics: António Lobo Antunes
Music: Miguel Ramos (fado margaridas)

3. Dança das Sete Luas
Lyrics: Ana Vidal
Music: João Veiga

04. Vodka e Valium 10
Lyrics: António Lobo Antunes.
Music: Armando Machado (fado fé).

5. Segredos
Lyrics and Music: Paulo Valentim.

6. O teu encanto
Lyrics and Music: João Veiga.

7. Ancorado em mim
Lyrics: Ana Vidal.
Music: Armando Machado (fado santa luzia)

8. Perdigão
Lyrics: Luís Vaz de Camões.
Music: Alain Oulman.

9. O que fôr há-de ser
Lyricsand Music: Dulce Pontes

10. Rosa Vermelha
Lyrics: José Carlos Ary dos Santos.
Music: Alain Oulman

11. Recado
Lyrics: António Lobo Antunes.
Music: Katia Guerreiro e João Veiga

12. Voz do Vento
Lyrics: Maria Luísa Baptista.
Music: fado menor (dr)

13. Romper Madrugadas
Lyrics: Paulo Valentim.
Music: Paulo Valentim e João Veiga.

14. Meu principezinho
Lyrics: Katia Guerreiro.
Music: fado joão maria dos anjos (sextilhas)

15. Chora, Mariquinhas chora
Lyrics: Amália Rodrigues.
Music: José Fontes Rocha.

publicado por Katia às 23:37

FADO MAIOR was the first album of Katia Guerreiro,
that was released in June of 2001.It has won the silver prize and it was nominated for the José Afonso's Prize in 2002. This was also the very first Fado album to be published in South Korea and rapiddly got into the top of sales. Afterwards FADO MAIOR was published in Japan by Latina and in Europe by Empreint Digitale.

To Listen
To Buy

1. Asas (3:30)
Lyrics: Maria Luisa Baptista
Music: Georgino de Sousa (fado georgino)

2. Algemas (3:23)
Lyrics and music: Álvaro Duarte Simões

3. Amor de mel, amor de fel (3:08)
Lyrics: Amália Rodrigues
Music: Carlos Gonçalves

4. As rosas / promessa (2:03)
Lyrics: Sophia Mello Breyner
Music: João Mário Veiga

5. Guitarra triste (2:47)
Lyrics and music: Álvaro Duarte Simões

6. Avé Maria (3:37)
Lyrics: Fernando Pessoa
Music: João Mário Veiga

7. Incerteza (2:00)
Lyrics: João Mário Veiga
Music: Miguel Ramos (fado alberto)

8. Asa de vento (3:23)
Lyrics: Amália Rodrigues
Music: Carlos Gonçalves

9. É noite na mouraria (2:25)
Lyrics: José Maria Rodrigues
Music: António Mestre

10. Minha Lisboa de mim (3:49)
Lyrics Nuno Gomes dos Santos
Music: Silvestre Fonseca

11. A Mariquinhas vai à fonte (2:24)
Lyrics: Maria Manuel Cid
Music: popular

12. Esquina de um tempo (3:00)
Lyrics: Maria Luisa Baptista
Music: Katia Guerreiro and Paulo Parreira

publicado por Katia às 23:29





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publicado por Katia às 16:21

Friday, 19 October 2007



05/01 - Lisbon - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
- Concert offered to the Museum by the artist
12/01 20h30 - Montigny Le Bretonneux (France) - Theatre ST Quentin En Yvelines - Scène Nationale
15/01 22h00 - Funchal - Madeira (Portugal) - Private concert

09/02 - Feyzin (France)- Centre Culturel

07/03 - Onex - Genève (Switzerland)
08/03 - Guebwiller
09/03 - Delemont (Switzerland)
13/03 - Vanves (France)
15/03 - Taverny (France)


11/04- Paris (France) . Sala Vasco da Gama
13/04- Lisboa (Portugal) - EstorilOpen- Dinner Beneficiency for children with cancer  ACREDITAR
15/04- Funchal (Portugal) - Concert in occasion of the visit of the President  of Portugal


07/05 - Porto
23/05 - Roubaix (France)
29/05 - Santiago do Cacém, Alentejo (Portugal)


07/06 - Ulis (France)
09/06 - Viana do Castelo (Portugal) - Hommage to Pedro Homem de Mello (portuguese poet)


21/07 - Amarante (Portugal) - Festivities of Amarante
23/07-Martigues (France)-Festival des Danses et Musiques du Monde
/07-Martigues (France)-Festval des Danses et Musiques du Monde
25/07-Martigues (France)-Festival des Danses et Musiques du Monde
26/07-Martigues (France)-Festival des Danses et Musiques du Monde
27/07-Martigues (France)-Festival des Danses et Musiques du Monde


09/08 - Porto
10/08 - Bordeaux (France)
11/08 - St Leonard (France)
13/08 - Le Touquet (France)


08/09 - Amiens (France) - Festival des Cathedrales
13/09 - Lisboa (Portugal) - World Congress of CardioToracic Surgery
27/09 - Estocolmo (Sweden) - Sodra Teatre

28/09 - Ytterjarna (Sweden) - Culture House Camilla Wiklund


11/10 - Chartre (France) - Samedi Musical

22/10 - Merida (Spain) - Palacio de Congressos de Merida
25/10 - Frouard (France)


publicado por Katia às 21:54






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