Francisco Berény


artistic director of the Teoria das Cordas festival and the Santa Cecília Guitar Competition

Francisco Berény Domingues, guitarist, was born in Porto and began his musical studies at the age of 11. He attended the CMSM where he worked with teachers Hugo Sanches, Paula Marques, Óscar Rodrigues and Pedro Rodrigues. She has taken part in various festivals as a recitalist or giving masterclasses in Portugal (including a solo concert at Sala Suggia, Casa da Música), Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Italy. He has a duo with pianist Álvaro Teixeira Lopes and cellist Tiago Azevedo e Silva (Opus duo). Berény completed a degree in performance and a master’s degree in guitar teaching at the University of Aveiro with Professor Pedro Rodrigues.

He recently completed a Master’s in Performance in the class of Professor Laura Young at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with the highest grade.  He has had contact with several renowned guitarists in the context of masterclasses and has won prizes in competitions. He is the artistic director of the Teoria das Cordas festival (a partnership between CMSM and UP) and the Santa Cecília Guitar Competition. In 2023 Francisco released his first CD “Salzburg Recital” on the KNS label.