Maria Sá Silva started her musical studies at Porto at the age of seven. In 2015 was admitted to Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milan, where continued her bachelor studies with Professor Irina Zingg. Wining several prizes in national and international contests in Spain, France and Mexico, she played in several solo concerts and recitals at Casa da Música, Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), Museo Teatrale La Scala (Milan). In 2021, she won a prize on the national competition Concurso de Intrepretação do Estoril, played as soloist with Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa at Centro Cultural de Belém conducted by Pedro Carneiro and presented her first creative project “Brisas e tonalidades” at Casa da Música.
“Saudade” is a Portuguese and Galician word for a feeling of nostalgic longing for something or someone that one was fond of and which has knowledge that the object of longing might never really return. Deeply associated with this sentiment is Fado, from latin “faytum” a traditional Portuguese music genre usually played by a singer and Portuguese guitar. This solo harp concert celebrates the Portuguese and Spanish music heritage, with a program that includes classical pieces but also traditional songs originally written for Portuguese guitar by the guitar players Carlos Paredes and Artur Paredes and that will be played for the first time on the harp.