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Tiago Brissos started his studies of classical guitar in the Music Academy of Evora, Portugal, where he studied with Jose Diniz and Jose Farinha. After completing his studies at the Music Academy of Evora Tiago initiated his Licentiate Degree in Music Performance at the University of Evora where he had the chance to learn from renowned guitarist Pedro Joia. Tiago completed three of the five year degree and moved to the Superior School of Arts of Castelo Branco where he studied for 3 months with international guitarist Miguel Carvalhinho just before he immigrated to Melbourne, Australia.

During the time Tiago lived in Portugal he had the chance to study and attend master classes with the leading guitarists of his country and established himself as an aspiring young performer, touring through the country in solo performances as well as in numerous chamber music formations. Of these collaborations it is of particular interest the duos with Soprano Joana Godinho and Cellist Valter Marrafa with whom Tiago performed extensively for 3 years. During this time Tiago also collaborated several times in theatre productions and cross artistic projects either as a gest performer or creating the music for the performance or exhibition.

In 2004 Tiago immigrated to Melbourne where he has studied at the VCA with guitarist Anthony Fields and more recently at the Melba Conservatory of Music with Owen Thomson.
During the last three years Tiago has continued to perform solo, for theatre performances and again giving special attention to the Cello with Caerwen Martin and to voice with Soprano Jenna Roubous with whom Tiago Has performed frequently. Of special interest are Tiago’s performances at the National Gallery of Victoria, Grant St Theatre and for 3MBS at the Abbotsford Convent and most recently the First Prize of the 2008 Ringwood Eisteddfod classical guitar competition.

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