The 13th edition of the Algarve Organ Festival continues next weekend, with two concerts by Rute Martins, in Tavira and Faro.
On Friday, 20, the invited organist will sound the tubes of the organ of the Church of Santiago, in Tavira, whose construction dates from 1785.
On Saturday, the 21st, it will be the turn to perform at the Igreja do Carmo, in Faro, on the keyboard, records and pedals of the organ of the late 18th century.
The concerts take place at 9 pm and are part of the 13th edition of the Algarve Organ Festival, organized by Associação Cultural Música XXI and with a contingency plan approved by the health authority.
The concert in Tavira is held in person, with free entrance and without prior reservation (50 seats) and also with live online transmission, on the association's Facebook page.
The concert in Faro is held exclusively with live online streaming.
Rute Martins began musical studies at the Gregorian Institute in Lisbon in 1987, when he began to study Organ under the guidance of Professor Antoine Sibertin Blanc. He finished his degree in Organ at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon, in 1999.
In addition to teaching, he has also performed several solo recitals and other instrumental training. In the country, the concerts held in the Azores, the Santarém International Music Festival and the Non Stop concerts in the Cathedral of Lisbon stand out.
He has performed concerts with several choirs and orchestras, including tours in Europe, namely Austria, Hungary, Belgium and Germany.
He taught courses at Gregorian Weeks in the years 1999 and 2000. He is a professor in the Organ class of the Conservatory of Arts of Orfeão de Leiria and of the Escola de Artes-Samp. He is an organist at the Evangelical German Church in Lisbon and is part of the chamber music group Liz Consort.