COMPOSER AND MUSIC PERFORMER
Pedro Ayres Magalhães is a world-renowned Portuguese guitarist, composer and music producer. He founded some of the biggest bands in punk rock and pop rock in Portugal in the 70’s and 80’s. In 1987 Pedro founded Madredeus – Portugal’s most atmospheric, prolific and enduring musical export, by publishing and touring the first of many albums – “Os Dias da Madredeus”. The albums and international tours “Existir” (1990-94), “Espírito da Paz” (1994-96), “O Paraíso” (1997-99), “Antologia” (2000), “Movimento” (2001-03), and “Um Amor Infinito” (2004-06) made a huge impact in the world music scene.
Between 2008 and 2010 Madredeus published three new albums: “Metafonia”, “A Nova Aurora” and “Castelos na Areia” as well as a live DVD of Madredeus & A Banda Cósmica. Pedro also produced two of Teresa Salgueiro’s albums “Você e Eu” and “La Serena” in 2007.
In 2011 Pedro was preparing, writing and rehearsing the new album “Essência” for the restructured Madredeus that has performed at the Barbican London in April 2012, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the start of their brilliant career.
Together with the keyboards of long time member Carlos Maria Trindade, the strings of Jorge Varrecoso, António Figueiredo and Luís Clode (two violins and cello, respectively) and the new voice of Beatriz Nunes, Pedro Ayres Magalhães is delighting worldwide audiences yet again, as he tours internationally throughout 2012 and 2013.