A DREAM MADE
A GUITAR SING
MEET THE WORK OF MR. BETTENCOURT.
HE REALLY LOVES WHAT HE DOES.
BORN TO WIN
CLASSICAL GUITAR FOR LIFE
No doubt, Mr. Bettencourt have been considered to be one of the finest classical guitarist of his generation. His Passion for Guitar is inevitable, since very young age, he has dreamed to be musician for life.
After winning 24 international competition prizes all over Europe, Mr. Bettencourt detains a Portugal Prize record after winning 6 prizes just within a year (2012). He has also been acclaimed as Cultural Ambassador of the Azores due to the success of musical career.
INTERVIEWS FOR PRESS, RADIO, TV
Mr Bettencourt, has overpassed 500 interviews on media, press and radio.
He has appeared on Portuguese TV (RTP, RTP Azores, RTP2), Main Portuguese Radio (RDP – Antena 2), RTV1 (PTB1) (Radio Television Vojvodine – Serbia), Gente da Nossa TV (Canada), Omni TV (Canada), FPTV (Canada), featured in the Portuguese press “Jornal de Notícias”, “Publico”, and as “Portuguese of the Week” on “Correio da Manhã”.
AROUND THE WORLD
FESTIVALS, DEDICATIONS AND PREMIERES
He has been invited to perform in important venues, solo or as soloist with orchestra, given masterclasses in numerous festivals in 11 countries in Europe, Africa and North America, as “Festival de Guitarra de Larache” (Morroco, 2012), “XIII Certamen Julian Arcas” (Spain 2013), “Guitar Festival Santo Tirso” (2014, Portugal), “Dia de Portugal” (2014, USA) and World Premiered several pieces dedicated to him by Antero Ávila, Victor Castro, Nuno Figueiredo, Janko Raseta, Konstantin Vassiliev, Mathias Duplessy, Roydon Tse, Simonne Iannarelli, and Nejc Kuhar.
Recently, Mr. Bettencourt had presented himself va live radio concert to RDP2 – the main classical music Radio in Portugal at the most important national hall, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB).
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DIPLOMAS, RECOGNITIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS
Mr. Bettencourt holds a Bachelor’s diploma from University of Aveiro (Portugal) with Dr. Paulo Vaz de Carvalho and Dr. Pedro Rodrigues, and with full scholarship from Science and Technology Foundation (Portugal), a Masters in Music degree from Maastricht Conservatory (Netherlands) with leading guitarist Dr. Carlo Marchione.
In recognition for his success, he has maintained sponsorships with D’Ornellas Boots, Guitarplayernails, Jardim José do Canto Foundation, Switzer, Best of Health Club and Tânia Nutricionista.
CD RECORDING, TOURING, VIDEO SERIES
Upcoming concerts and events include a CD release, totally recorded, mastered and produced by Mr. Bettencourt, which includes several World first recordings by Vassiliev, Raseta, Duplessy, Kuhar and Dunne pieces, a diverse program of current composers.
Recent engagements for 2018 will enable him to showcase throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Mr. Bettencourt has started a Video-Series on Youtube Channel “GuitarViral”, with the goal of sharing his knowledge and experience about classical guitar with upcoming guitarists.