Museum hosts concert by the Esmoriz Mandolin Orchestra

17 de October, 2023

As part of the programme for October, the Soares dos Reis National Museum is hosting a concert by the Esmoriz Mandolin Orchestra on Sunday 22nd at 4pm.


Admission is free.


Following the ideology that music is for everyone, the Esmoriz Mandolin Orchestra seeks to demystify the notion that the mandolin is only a popular instrument by presenting an eclectic and varied repertoire, from traditional to classical, including original compositions for this type of orchestra.

David Silva is the guest soloist for the performance at the Soares dos Reis National Museum.


The Esmoriz Mandolin Orchestra was officially formed in 1984 as a result of a musical movement started by founding maestro Luís Marques Aleixo, in which the orchestra accompanied the revue theatre of the time.


It currently has around 20 instrumentalists, aged between 14 and 83, both amateurs and professionals, and the musical direction of maestro, composer and instrumentalist Luís Sá.


Soloist David Silva has participated in the most diverse chamber music ensembles, having collaborated with the Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra Património | Ópera na Academia e na Cidade and as a founding member of the Oporto Chamber Ensemble.


Born in Montreal, Canada, in a Portuguese family, he moved to Portugal at a young age. He studied at the Escola Profissional de Música de Viana do Castelo and at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo in Porto, with Professors Iva Barbosa and António Saiote.


He won the “Prix-d’Europe” and the “Canadian Music Competition – Stepping Stone” in 2016, in Canada, and has won several other honours.


David is regularly invited by various orchestras: Hyogo Performing Centre Orchestra (Japan), Macao Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Camerata Zurich, Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchestra and Basler Festival Orchestra (Switzerland).