Portuguese guitar virtuoso Mariana Duarte has won international acclaim as soloist with an elegant and expressive musical sensibility.
As a soloist, she has performed in European and Latin American countries, namely Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Chile, among others.
Since 2011, Mariana Duarte plays with chilean virtuoso Emerson Salazar. The guitar duo performs regularly at venues in Europe and South America. Their first recording Danzas de Fuego was released in May 2015.
Born in Porto, Mariana Duarte began her musical education in Brussels at an early age. After completing her Bachelor degree in 2007 at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles with professor Hugues Navez, Mariana Duarte earned a Master’s degree under the instruction of renowned guitarists Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallén at the prestigious Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, from which she graduated “summa cum laude”. In 2018 she obtained a Bachelor degree in Instrumental Pedagogy with highest distinction at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany.