BIOGRAPHY

Salomé Pais Matos is a multifaceted Portuguese Harpist.

She began her studies at the Conservatório Nacional de LIsboa, having completed them under the guidance of Prof. Andreia Marques. Studied Composition with Eurico Carrapatoso and Contemporary Music with Clotilde Rosa.

In 2010 she continued her studies at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, in Milan, where she obtained the Diploma accademico di IIº livello di alta formazione di Arpa - Indirizzo Solistico. She also holds the Master’s degree in Teaching by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.

Since 2006, she has developed an intense work in music in the most diverse formations and activities. Participated in Musicals, with Filipe La Féria and Nuno Feist, collaborates in multi-instrumentalism in Pageiart, project of Victor Gama.

She made special appearances at Amadora Comic Festival, Gala of the Entrepreneurial Women Europe/Africa and Festival da Canção. Since 2015, she has been invited to Rio Harp Festival, in Rio de Janeiro.

With a dynamic career, in addition to the numerous concerts, her work has several recordings, premieres, multidisciplinary projects, collaborations with several artists, composers, choreographers and directors.

Recorded with several artists and composers, such as John Psathas, Pedro Carneiro, Anne Victorino D’Almeida, Bastien Baumet. In 2017, Salomé premiered the work of the composer Mariana Vieira, who won the composition contest Música em Criação.

Performs regularly with the most outstanding national orchestras, such as the Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Lisbon Film Orchestra, Sinfónica Portuguesa, Gulbenkian, Metropolitana de Lisboa, Clássica do Sul, etc.

She also plays a pedagogical role in the teaching of Music and in the dissemination of her instrument. She participated in projects such as “Música Pra Ti”; from Fábrica das Artes, and “Sinfonix”; as well as in other pedagogical concerts.

Salomé has been teaching in several schools in Portugal, having prepared many students who have entered national and international higher education schools. She characterises her teaching style as demanding and motivating, with a view to artistic excellence and pure enthusiasm for Music. She is currently a Harp Teacher at the Academia Musical dos Amigos das Crianças, Academia dos Amadores de Música and Academia de Música de Almada.

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