Having studied with profs. Paulo V. Pereira, José Tomás (in Spain), Robert Brightmore (in the UK), and F.Lopes-Graça (Composition), the guitarist Paulo Amorim graduated from the Lisbon Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, receiving special grants from the Spanish Government and the Anglo-Portuguese Foundation.
Since 1985, he has had an intense musical career, performing in nine European countries and in Latin America (Venezuela and Brazil), also recording for the Radio and TV in Portugal, Spain and England and Venezuela. As a soloist, he played with the Lisbon Sinfonietta, Cascais Chamber Orchestra and the Paris-Mons Orchestra. He has won prizes in major international guitar competitions such as the Seville (1987) and “Andres Segovia” (1994) in Spain.
Since 1999, he has recorded 3 solo CDs. In 2005 he is invited to join the Lisbon Contemporary Music Ensemble, with whom he performed in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Holland, having also recorded two CDs.
He is currently Guitar Teacher and Head of Department at the Lisbon National Music Conservatory.