“ ... gifted with a great artistry and sensitivity for making music, innate sense of musicianship and phrasing, energetic personality, tenacious, perfectionist and tireless person” - Margarita Escarpa
Rebeca Oliveira was born in Madeira Island (Portugal) and started her guitar studies at the age of 15, in the “Conservatório Escola Profissional das Artes da Madeira – Eng.º Luíz Peter Clode”, under the guidance of Pedro Zamora, completing the high school in classical guitar (2010/2013), with the highest grade.
In her resumé there are more than thirty masterclasses with world renowned guitarists as David Russell, Paolo Pegoraro, Marcin Dylla, Elena Papandreou, Roberto Aussel, Raphaella Smits, Tilman Hoppstock, Carlo Marchione, Ricardo Gallén, Sérgio Assad, among others.
In the field of competitions she won the “David Russell honorary prizes – for young talents” (2014) and the “Festival Internacional José Tomás – Villa de Petrer” scholarship (2014). In June 2016 she received 1st prize in “Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de Ourém e Fátima”. In 2017 she was awarded with 1st prize in the competition “Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga” (Bilbao, Spain) and “I Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de Vila Nova de Cerveira” (Portugal).
In July 2017 she completed her bachelor’s degree with a distinction in classical guitar, in the “Conservatório Superior de Música de Vigo” (Spain), under the guidance of Margarita Escarpa and in September 2017 she started her master studies in performance (specialization in Chamber Music), in the “Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar” (Germany), with the renowned Professor Thomas Müller-Pering. In May 2018 she published her transcription for classical guitar of Carlos Seixas’ Sonatas 23 and 24 with Les Productions d’Oz.
Rebeca Oliveira plays with a guitar made by the German luthier Dieter Müller (2016).