João Barradas (14 years old - Vice World Champion) Accordion


http://www.joaobarradas.net - João Barradas (Vice World Champion) in the world trophy 2006 playng "Sur un air de Migliavacca". João Barradas, was born in Portugal, Porto Alto, Samora Correia in February, 1992. João began to learn the accordion at the age of 6, at Music School of Samora Correia, at the age of 7 entered IMVM in Lisbon and the age of 9 entered the 2d grade of The Official Accordion Course, having as a teacher Aníbal Freire, 2 times World Champion of Accordion. João finished The Official Accordion Course with 20 average (Max classification). The preparation for Internacional an Nacional Competitions is done, in France, with the prestigious professor Frédéric Deschamps. In Spite of being young, he has taken part at many shows and concerts: at The Maria Matos Theatre, The São Luis Theatre, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, The Camões Theatre, European Concert at Jerónimos Abbey, Torre de Belém Concert, European Concert at The Belém Cultural Centre, the Concert at Noble Hall of National Conservatoire. He took part at The Internacional Week of Accordion Playing of Alcobaça, Internacional Gala in Faro (Faro the Capital of Culture), Concerts at Noble Hall of The Financial Ministry and many others. João worked his performance and technique with the most well noun international artists, like: Viatcheslav Semyonov, Aníbal Freire, Greg Osby, Frédéric Deschamps, Joseph Lepore, John Davis, Sara Serpa, Adam Birnbaum, Nir Felder He acted among the most famous Accordionists and musicians of all over the World, such as: Friedrich Lips, Jérôme Richard, Viatcheslav Semyonov, Alexander Dmitriev, Eric Bouvelle, Mário Pieetrodarchi, Vitali Dmitriev, Aydar Gaynullin, Aude Giuliano. This dedication and hard work of João Barradas as an Accordionist has ben recognized recently with various Prizes and Medals such as: - Special Prize « Intermusic Schmulling » (German Magazine) - André Thepaz Prize (Italy) - Special Prize “Pigini Accordions” at 63rd CIA Coupe Mondiale (Croatia) - The Honor Mention of Vitorino Matono Music Institute - Winner of “Bravo Bravíssimo”, Talents competition of Portuguese television SIC - Louvor of Municipal Corporation of Benavente - Merit Medal of Municipal Corporation of Benavente - Louvor of Town Council of Samora Correia - Recognized by The Assembly of Town Council as an Ambassador of Samora Correia in Portugal and abroad. - Carlos Gaspar prize of town council of Samora Correia - The Honor Mention, as Jazz Solo Player, at 7th Jazz Fest of São Luiz Theatre Competitions: 2000 – 1st Prize in VI National Trophy of Accordion – Initiated Category 2000 – 1st Prize in 12th Accordion Festival of Barra Cheia 2001 – 1st Prize in 13th Accordion Festival of Barra Cheia 2002 – 1st Prize in VIII National Trophy of Accordion – Infantile Category 2003 – 1st Prize in 36th International Accordion Competition, Croatia, B Category 2004 – 1st Prize in 29th International “Città di Castelfidardo” Award, Italy, H Category 2005 – 1st Prize in XI National Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Varietté Category 2006 – 1st Prize in I Cermame de Acordeons Vila de Cedeira, Classic Júnior Category 2006 – 1st Prize in XII National Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Varietté Category 2006 – 1st Prize in XII National Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Classic Category 2006 – 1st Prize in III Iberian Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Varietté Category 2006 – 1st Prize in III Iberian Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Classical Category 2007 – 1st Prize in XIII National Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Varietté Category 2007 – 1st Prize in XIII National Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Classic Category 2007 – 1st Prize in II Certame de Acordeons Vila de Cedeira, Spain – Júnior Varietté 2007 – 1st Prize in IV Iberian Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Varietté Category 2007 – 1st Prize in IV Iberian Trophy of Accordion – Juvenile Classic Category 2007 – 1st Prize in 57th World Trophy of Accordion (CMA), Russia – Junior Varietté 2008 – 1st Prize in XIV National Trophy of Accordion, Junior Classic Category 2009 – 1st Prize in XV National Trophy of Accordion, Junior Classic Category 2010 – 1st Prize in XVI National Trophy of Accordion, Junior Classic Category 2010 – 1st Prize in International Prize of Accordion “City of Alcobaça” 2010 – 1st Prize in 60th World Trophy of Accordion (CMA), Spain – Junior Classical 2010 – 1st Prize in 63th Coupe Mondiale (CIA), Croatia – Junior Classical 2012 – 1st Prize in EDP Cool Jazz Talents 2013 – 1st Prize in Folefest 2013 2013 – 1st Prize in 11th Jazz Fest of São Luiz Theatre 2013 - 1st Prize in 7th V-Accordion Festival Roland Iberia 2014 - 1st Prize in Folefest 2014

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