Rafael Fraga

Classical

Jazz

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Rafael Fraga is a Portuguese composer, guitarist and singer, living in Amsterdam since 2008.

Rafael started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and after concluding a BA in Biology he dedicated himself entirely to music, pursuing studies in Lisbon and Amsterdam, concluding his MA in Classical Composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2010.
He has worked as guitarist and arranger in many projects, including the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and some of the most relevant Portuguese bands in the Netherlands, such as Quatro Ventos and Maria de Fátima. He has toured extensively as a guitarist and singer in The Netherlands, Germany and Portugal. 

The Rafael Fraga Quartet was created in 2015 with the purpose of presenting Rafael’s original material. Their work culminated in the recording of the album “Trova Caminhada”, just released by Dutch label TRPTK (November 2017). His music is an innovative mix of Portuguese music, Fado, Bossanova and Jazz, characterised by his warm voice and sophisticated compositions. 


Latest Discography:
Trova Caminhada (TRPTK, 2017)
Mysteries of the Portuguese Guitar (Silvox Records, 2014)