ROGÉRIO ROCHAElisabete Teixeira
Viola FadoThe first contact with the music occurred at the age of five, when he joined the regional ranch of S. Salvador de Folgosa, where he lived. The cavaquinho was his first instrument, followed by the viola mandolin and the viola braguesa. After exploring new musical influences in bands where he passed, he had, in 2012, his first contact with Fado. Since 2017 he is a resident musician at the Real Taberna do Fado.
Rogério was born in 1986, in Porto. The contact with the music occurred early when, with five years old, he joined the regional ranch of S. Salvador de Folgosa, where he lived, by the hand of his paternal grandfather.
He always had a natural tendency for the chordophones, being the cavaquinho his first instrument. The viola mandolin and the breeding viola followed.
With secondary education new musical influences appeared, as well as a rock band, formed with some classmates - the Brainstorm. The contact with the music has been maintained ever since, with participation in two projects - one with rock sonorities; another more popular and traditional.
It was in 2012 that Rogério had his first contact with Fado, through a fado singer friend of him. Since its opening in 2017, he is a resident musician at the Real Taberna do Fado.