António Dinis (Tenor)
Dinis initiated his career as a singer in Coimbra in 1996 at the "TAUC". He is specialized in the themes of the golden age of Fado, namely "Saudades de Coimbra" (Do choupal até a lapa) and the repertoire of Edmundo Bettencourt and António Menano. He also devotes an extensive part of his repertoire to the Balads of José Afonso and Adriano Correia de Oliveira. Dinis is a poet and wrote some of the original lyrics of the group. He graduated in Phylosophy at the University of Coimbra. In 1996 he was in the foundation of Verdes Anos.
Gonçalo Mendes (Tenor)
Gonçalo started his singing career at the "Orfeon Académico de Coimbra", one of the most prestigious choirs in Portugal, where he became a soloist. Later he joined "Estudantina Universitaria de Coimbra" also as soloist. His musical interest was earlier developed at the piano, instrument that he played at the Conservatory for 5 years. The repertoire sung by Gonçalo is broad, ranging from "Fado Hilário" to the emblematic themes of Luiz Goes. He is responsible for the music of several original themes and has composed both the music and lyrics of "Primeira Afinação". He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Coimbra and joined Verdes Anos in 1996.
Rui Seoane (Baritone)
Rui started his singing career in Coimbra at the "Tuna de Medicina" of which he was a founding member and soloist. In 1996 he founded Verdes Anos with Dinis and Luis. In 2001 he recorded the emblematic themes "Trova do Vento que Passa" and "Samaritana" and is now specialized in the repertoire of the 60s and 70s of the XX century. Rui is currently the conductor of the choir of Penela and member of the Choir "João de Deus". He graduated in Dentistry at the University of Coimbra.
Miguel Drago (Portuguese Guitar)
Miguel initiated his guitar studies with Jorge Gomes at the Fado school of AAC, where he also taught from 1995 to 2000. He is a reputed specialist in the interpretation of the music of Artur Paredes. In Lisbon he taught at Fado and Guitar Academy between 1998 and 2000, and conducted a Portuguese guitar workshop in Japan in 1999 during the Verdes Anos tournee. Miguel has recorded 3 albums of Fado with different groups and recorded 4 themes of Artur Paredes in a tribute edition. Among other collaboration he o recorded with Viviane and recently he has also been involved in the "Projecto Fuga" with outstanding world musicians from different musical backgrounds. He graduated in Economics at the University of Coimbra and joined Verdes Anos in 1997. He plays in a guitar made by luthier Gilberto Gracio.
Luis Barroso (Portuguese Guitar)
Luis initiated his guitar studies with Jorge Gomes at the Fado school of AAC. He participated/collaborated with several music groups, namely Estudantina Universitária de Coimbra, Orfeon Académico de Coimbra , Orquestra Pitagória and Orquestra Típica of AAC. In the debut of his career, the performance of "Balada do Mar" at the tribute to Luiz Goes deserved the attention of the press. Luis is specialized in the repertoire of contemporary composers of the Portuguese guitar and he wrote the music of "Pomba Serena" and "Caminhada". He currently is a resident guitar player at the "A Capella" Fado house in Coimbra. Luis graduated in Mining Engineering at the University of Coimbra, he pursues a second degree in management. and was at the foundation of Verdes Anos in 1996. He plays in a guitar made by luthier Gilberto Gracio.
João Magalhães Martins (Classical Guitar)
João finished the classical guitar conservatory course in 1999 in the class of Professor Graciano Pinto.
After participating in several chamber music groups, in 1998 he integrates the Fado group "Verdes Anos". From 2000 to 2001 he taught Classical Guitar at the Fado school of AAC. In 2001/02 he conducted research in Finland, at the Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing the Helsinki University of Technology, in a project of physical modelling of the guitar. In 2003 he graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra and
his PhD in music technology at the University of Plymouth (UK). In 2007 he wrote a piece for the album "NonStandard". João plays in a guitar made by luthier Rene Baarslag.