Carla Pires



City of origin



Carla Pires is the new star of fado. She brings us a combination of traditional repertoire of fado and arrangements of songs from various origins, that Carla sings beautifully and precisely with her extraordinary clear and moldulated voice.


Carla Pires vocals
Bruno Mira portuguese guitar
Pedro Pinhal spanish guitar
Jorge Carreiro Souza bass


  • Aqui | Ocarina | 2016
  • Rota das paixões | Ocarina/Harmonia Mundi | 2011
  • Ilha do meu fado | Ocarina | 2005
  • O fado em concerto | Ocarina | 2002


Pires started singing at music contests in 1993. After getting a degree in Performing Arts in 1995, she continued her start up career as actress and singer by the recording of several soundtracks for TV series. In July of 2000 due to the exposure granted by TV, where she also played roles as actress, Carla was invited to the biggest musical ever produced in Portugal: 'Amália', in which she performed, for almost 4 years, the role of Amália Rodrigues at youth. Actually, Carla Pires sings at “Clube do Fado”, one of the most important fado clubs located in the old neighborhood of Lisbon, Alfama.

  • Press quotes

    • “The song persuaded by the perfect control of the upper register of her voice, made with fierce beauty and accuracy”.
      - Ferran Pereyra, Cultura y Espectáculos, Última y Hora, Baleares, 31/05/2008
    • “Carla Pires is one of the singers who excel in the Portuguese fado with a safe and well-modulated voice”
      - Redacció, La Opinión de Zamora, 26/07/2009
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  • 15-11-2014| V Ciclo Noches de Fado Teatro Filarmónica | Oviedo
  • 03-11-2012| Real Coliseo de Carlos III | El Escorial, Madrid
  • 02-11-2012| Festival de Fado Teatro Guimerá | Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 12-04-2012| Pera Fest | Istanbul, Turkey
  • 31-03-2012| Babel Med Music Dock des Suds | Marseille, Fr
  • 20-01-2012| Alhambra | Paris, Fr
  • 28-10-2011| Showcase Womex | Copenhaguen, Denmark
  • 17-09-2011| com Pedro Jóia Museu Nacional Histórico | Rio, Br
  • 24-08-2011| Caixafórum | Barcelona, Sp
  • 02-09-2010| Jeudis Musicaux des Églises Romanes | Royan, Fr
  • 31-01-2010| Auditori Obra Social Caixa Penedès | Vilafranca del Penedés, Sp
  • 18-08-2009| Sala Bonifaz | Santander, Sp
  • 09-07-2009| Festival | Aix-en-Provence, Fr
  • 13-05-2009| Concertgebouw | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 31-05-2008| Programación 2T Sala Magna, Auditorium | Palma de Mallorca, Sp
  • 03-05-2008| Nuits du Fado à Alger Salle Laadi Flici - Complexe Thêatre de verdure | Argel, Arg
  • 22-11-2007| Eskisehier Festival | Eskisehier, Turkey
  • 03-03-2006| Södra Theatern | Stockholm, Sweden
  • 24-05-2005| Expo2005 - Auditório Oharu | Aichi, Jap