João Barradas is one of the most recognized young accordionists in Europe.
At age 22 is the winner, in various categories, of the most important
competitions in the world like Trophée Mondiale Accordeon, Coupe Mondiale
Accordeon, "Citta Di Castelfidardo" Competition and many other prizes.
He is one of the most distinguished voices on the accordion jazz scene
nowadays working as a leader or sideman with names like: João Paulo
Esteves da Silva, Sérgio Carolino, Nelson Cascais, Bruno Pedroso, Carlos
Barretto, Paula Oliveira, João Moreira, Afonso Pais, Pedro Madaleno,
Alexandre Frazão, Hugo Trindade, Marcelo Araújo, Ricardo Toscano,
Bernardo Moreira, Gileno Santana, Joel Silva, Demian Cabaud, Rita Maria,
Luís Candeias, Eduardo Cardinho, Yuri Daniel, Jacob Sacks or Sarpay
João was born in Portugal, Porto Alto, Samora Correia in February, 1992 and
began to learn the accordion at the age of 6, at Music School of Samora
Correia, at the age of 7 entered IMVM in Lisbon and the age of 9 entered the
2d grade of The Official Accordion Course, having as a teacher Aníbal Freire,
2 times World Champion of Accordion