VISITS' SCHEDULE: Tuesday to Sunday from 10a.m. to 06p.m.

Amália Awards

The Amália Awards aimed to enhance the name and image of what was and will continue to be the voice of the Portuguese Soul, but also to recognize the merit of those who, each year, made their contribution to keeping alive the greatness of Fado and, consequently, the greatness of Amália.

Amália Rodrigues Award

Prize Author: Mestre Rui Fernandes


 

A sculptural piece, in natural bronze (metallic yellow), cut out, which contains all that Amália was as a Voice, as an Artist, and as a Personality.

The piece is like a scepter signifying power. At the top, instead of the Arms of the Royal House, we have Her profile which we can relate to the end of Her performances; the Scepter is the liaison figure to Her powerful Voice, in all musical aspects. The piece describes the infinite, as well as the artistic qualities of Amália. Its base consists of two grey stones (Sintra) symbolizing her simplicity and humility. The two black faces are the mourning for her loss and the lament of Fado.

- Rui Fernandes, sculptor/author


10th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

6th October 2015 | Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, Lisbon

In this 10th edition, the Foundation decided that the Amália Rodrigues Prize would go to a personality or institution that had distinguished itself in the Portuguese artistic-cultural panorama and whose path was based on a career of merit, recognizing the greatness of its universalism.

In this sense, in the tenth edition of the Amália Awards, the recipient was Vítor Pavão dos Santos.

Producer: Música no Coração, FAR. Other partners: Antena 1, RDP Internacional, Rádio Amália, EGEAC, S. Luiz Teatro Municipal


9th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

6th October 2014 | Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Tozé Brito (author, composer, interpreter; president of the jury), Conceição Carvalho (producer), Joana Carneiro (conductor), Cristina Condinho (producer RDP/RTP), Joaquim Maralhas (producer, broadcaster at Rádio Amália) and Maria de Lourdes de Carvalho (author, journalist, researcher and coordination by FAR), were distinguished personalities in 13 distinct categories:

  1. 2013 Album of the Year Award - Ana Moura, with "Desfado"
  2. Authors Award - Manuel Alegre
  3. Career Award - Frei Hermano da Câmara
  4. Composer Award - Carlos Macedo
  5. Disclosure Award - Associação das Coletividades do Concelho de Lisboa
  6. Literary Edition Award - Jorge Trigo, with "Ercília Costa - Sereia Peregrina do Fado"
  7. Special Jury Award - Hugo Ribeiro (sound technician)
  8. International Award - Diplomacia Francesa | Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros de França
  9. Interpreter Award - José Manuel Barreto
  10. Musician Award - Marta Pereira da Costa
  11. Revelation Award - André Baptista
  12. Saudade-Remember to Honor Award - Alfredo Marceneiro
  13. Tribute to Amália Award - Rui Valentim de Carvalho

The awards ceremony was presented by Joana Teles and José Carlos Malato.

Production: Música no Coração, FAR. Co-presentation: EGEAC, S. Luiz Teatro Municipal. Support: RTP, Antena 1, Rádio Amália.


8th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

4th november 2013 | Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Tiago Torres da Silva (author, composer, director; president of the jury), Dina Isabel (announcer, director of RR and Radio Sim), Ada de Castro (fado singer, veteran, and laureate), Carlos Manuel Proença (musician/composer and record producer), Francisco Simões (sculptor/teacher) and Maria de Lourdes de Carvalho (coordinator at FAR/without the right to vote), were distinguished personalities in 11 distinct categories:

  1. 2012 Album of the Year Award - Rodrigo Costa Félix, with "Fados de Amor"
  2. Authors Award - Vasco Graça Moura
  3. Career Award - Tereza Tarouca
  4. Composer Award - Carlos Gonçalves
  5. Disclosure Award - Rádio Alfa
  6. Special Jury Award - Óscar Cardoso (Builder of Traditional Instruments for Fado)
  7. International Award - Maria Bethânia
  8. Interpreter Award - Maria da Nazaré
  9. Musician Award - Jaime Santos Jr.
  10. Revelation Award - Gisela João
  11. Saudade-Remember to Honor Award - Hermínia Silva

The awards ceremony was presented by José Carlos Malato.

Produção: Música no Coração, FAR. Co-apresentação: EGEAC, S. Luiz Teatro Municipal. Apoio: RTP, Antena 1, Rádio Amália.


7th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

30th november 2012 | Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Jorge Fernando (composer, author, performer, instrumentalist, producer, member of the General Council of FAR), José Gonçalez (radio journalist, and fado singer), Amélia Muge (composer, author, performer), Nuno Miguel Guedes (journalist and lyricist), Sidónio Pereira (guitarist and composer) and Álvaro Sales Lopes (member of the General Council of FAR), in the 7th Amália Awards Gala were distinguished personalities in 14 distinct categories:

  1. Album of the Year Award
    1. Fernando Alvim e amigos, with Os fados e as canções do Alvim
    2. Fausto Bordalo Dias, with Em busca das montanhas azuis
  2. Career Award
    1. Cidália Moreira
    2. Rodrigo
    3. Paulo de Carvalho
  3. Composition Award - Carlos Manuel Proença
  4. Disclosure Award - Rádio Amália
  5. International Disclosure Award - Mísia
  6. Essay Award - José Alberto Sardinha (A Origem do Fado)
  7. Fusion Award - Mário Laginha e Bernardo Sassetti
  8. Interpreter Award
    1. Carminho
    2. Rui Veloso
  9. Musicians Award
    1. Ângelo Freire (Portuguese guitar)
    2. Diogo Clemente (Fado viola)
    3. Filipe Larsen (viola bass)
  10. Songwriting Award - João Monge
  11. Prestige Award
    1. António Chainho
    2. Maestro António Vitorino de Almeida
  12. Record Production Award - José Mário Branco
  13. Revelation Award
    1. Bernardo Viana (Fado viola)
    2. Fábia Rebordão (voice)
    3. Filipe Raposo (pianist and composer)
    4. Micael Gomes (Portuguese guitar)
  14. Tribute to Amália Rodrigues Award - Gonçalo Salgueiro

The awards ceremony was presented by José Carlos Malato.


6th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

26th november 2011 | Salão de Festas da Voz do Operário, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Fernando Machado Soares (judge counselor and fado singer, president of the jury), Rui Vieira Nery (musicologist), Jorge Fernando (musician and fado singer), Nuno Lopes (journalist), and António Sales Lopes (member of the General Council of FAR), in this Gala were distinguished personalities in 8 distinct categories:

  1. Career Award - Maria Amélia Proença
  2. Essay/Disclosure Award - José Manuel Osório
  3. Best Album Award - Camané, with "Do amor e dos dias"
  4. Best Composer Award - Tiago Torres da Silva
  5. Best Interpreter Award - Ricardo Ribeiro
  6. Best Musician Award - Paulo Parreira (Portuguese guitar)
  7. Popular Music Award - Os Deolinda
  8. Revelation Award - Ana Marta

Organization: FAR. Production: Música no Coração. Support: Ouronor, Rádio Amália, Música no Coração, Antena 1, Tipografia A Persistente.


5th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

4th november 2010 | Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Fernando Machado Soares (judge counselor and fado singer, president of the jury), Américo Lourenço and Nelson Tereso (Administrators of FAR), Rui Vieira Nery (musicologist), Nuno Lopes (journalist), and José Pracana (guitarist), in this ceremony, were distinguished personalities in 9 distinct categories:

  1. Career Award - Ada de Castro
  2. Essay and Disclosure Award - Jean-François Chougnet
  3. Best Album Award - Ana Sofia Varela, with "Fados de amor e pecado"
  4. Best Composition / Poetry - Manuela de Freitas
  5. Best Interpreter Award - Kátia Guerreiro
  6. Best Musician Award - Custódio Castelo
  7. Classical Music Award - Joana Carneiro
  8. Popular Music Award - Bernardo Sassetti
  9. Revelation Award - Joana Costa

Organization: FAR. Production: Música no Coração. Support: RTP, Delta, Antena 1, Rádio Amália, Música no Coração, Ouronor, Tugaland, C.M. Lisboa, Coliseu dos Recreios, Tipografia A Persistente.


4th AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA 

9th may 2009 | Campo Pequeno, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Américo Lourenço and Nelson Tereso (administrators of FAR), Fernando Machado Soares (judge counselor and fadista), Gabriela Canavilhas (Regional Director of Culture of the Government of the Azores), Rui Vieira Nery (musicologist, professor and director of Descobrir - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Program) and Nuno Lopes (journalist), in this Gala, people were distinguished in 8 distinct categories:

  1. Career Award - Vicente da Câmara
  2. Composition/Poetry Award - Aldina Duarte
  3. Essay/Disclosure Award - Museu do Fado
  4. Interpretation of "Amália" (Film) Award - Sandra Barata Belo
  5. Interpretation of "Amália" (Musical) Award - Alexandra
  6. Best Album Award - Joana Amendoeira, with "Joana Amendoeira & Mar Ensemble"
  7. Best Musician Award - José Manuel Neto
  8. Revelation Award - Cristina Nóbrega

The awards ceremony was presented by Júlio Isidro and Marta Leite de Castro.

Organization: FAR. Production: Música no Coração. Support: RTP, RDP, BES, Música no Coração, Tugaland, Campo Pequeno, Tipografia A Persistente.


3rd AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

21st may 2008 | Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra

With a jury composed of Fernando Machado Soares, Nelson Tereso and Américo Lourenço (administrators of FAR), Hélder Moutinho (fado singer, and poet), Nuno Lopes (journalist) and Gabriela Canavilhas (president of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and pianist), in this Gala, were distinguished personalities in 7 distinct categories:

  1. Career Award - Beatriz da Conceição
  2. Essay/Disclosure Award - Vítor Duarte Marceneiro
  3. Best Album Award - Pedro Moutinho, with "Encontro"
  4. Best Composer/Poet - Moniz Pereira
  5. Best Musician Award - Carlos Manuel Proença (viola)
  6. Best Interpreter Award - Ana Moura
  7. Revelation Award - Marco Rodrigues

The awards ceremony was presented by José Carlos Malato.

Organization: FAR. Production: Música no Coração. Support: C.M. Sintra, Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra Quorum, SPA, RTP, RDP Antena 1, Tipografia A Persistente.


2nd AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

29th november 2006 | Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, Lisbon

With a jury composed of Alina Vaz (actress), Sara Pereira (manager of the Fado Museum), José Luís Gordo (poet), Nuno Lopes (journalist), and Fernando Machado Soares (judge advisor; jury president), personalities were distinguished in 18 distinct categories:

  1. Female Career Award  - Fernanda Maria
  2. Male Career Award - António Rocha
  3. Essay and Disclosure Award - Rui Vieira Nery
  4. Amateur Fado Award - Manuel Domingos
  5. International Award - Cristina Branco
  6. Best Fado Album Award - Lenita Gentil, with "O outro lado do fado"
  7. Best Fado Composer Award - Mário Pacheco
  8. Best Portuguese Guitar Award - Ricardo Rocha
  9. Best Female Interpreter Award - Maria da Fé
  10. Best Male Interpreter Award - António Zambujo
  11. Best Fado Poet Award - Mário Raínho
  12. Best Viola Award - Jorge Fernando
  13. Best Viola Bass Award - Marino de Freitas
  14. Coimbra Music Award - Durval Moreirinhas e Jorge Tuna
  15. Ethnic Music Award - Ronda dos Quatro Caminhos
  16. Symphonic Music Award - Orfeon Académico de Coimbra
  17. Female Revelation Award - Raquel Tavares
  18. Male Revelation Award - Duarte

The awards ceremony was presented by Eládio Clímaco and Filipa Gordo.

Support: EGEAC, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, SPA, Hotel Tivoli Jardim, Tipografia A Persistente, Museu do Fado, C.M. Idanha-a-Nova, C.M. Coimbra, Rádio Clube de Monsanto.


1st AMÁLIA AWARDS GALA

18th october 2005 | Teatro Municipal S. Luiz, Lisbon

In the 1st edition of the Amália Awards, the Amália Rodrigues Foundation distinguished personalities in 16 distinct categories:

  1. Symphonic Band Award - Banda Sinfónica da GNR
  2. Career Award
    1. Argentina Santos
    2. Raul Nery
  3. Fado Composer Award - José Fontes Rocha
  4. Amateur Fado Award - José Pracana
  5. Coimbra Fado Award - Luiz Goes
  6. Portuguese Guitar Award - Carlos Gonçalves
  7. International Award - Mariza
  8. 2004 Best Fado Album Award - Hélder Moutinho, with Luz de Lisboa
  9. Best Female Fado Interpreter Award - Ana Sofia Varela
  10. Best Male Fado Interpreter Award - Camané
  11. Popular Music Award - Isabel Silvestre
  12. Fado Poet Award - José Luís Gordo
  13. Female Fado Revelation Award - Carmo Rebelo de Andrade (Carminho)
  14. Male Fado Revelation Award - Ricardo Ribeiro
  15. Fado Viola Bass Award - Joel Pina
  16. Fado Viola Award - José Maria Nóbrega

The awards ceremony was presented by Eládio Clímaco and Filipa Gordo.

Production: HM Música. Support: Ministério da Cultura, Embaixada de Espanha em Lisboa, C.M. Lisboa, ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, Metropolitano de Lisboa, Carris, José Luís Ponce, Antonieta R.G., Flores Romeira, ACM, Vinhos Bacalhôa, EGEAC.