Manuel Soares’ path in Fado began when he attended the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto and started to collaborate with its fado’s group in shows and tours in Portugal and abroad.

 

Years later, after graduating in Línguas e Literaturas Modernas from Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, and in Music, from Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espetáculo, he began to explore the Portuguese Guitar in a more profound way, in both Coimbra and Lisbon’s techniques, traversing the vast repertoire of the traditional Fado.

 

Currently, he performs in various venues of Oporto and takes part in various shows throughout the country and abroad, not only as an accompanist of Lisbon and Coimbra’s Fado, but also as a solist. At the same time, he dedicates himself to the interpretation of guitar recitals, which he combines with creating arrangements and musical compositions, as well as teaching music.