"People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song".


Pilar Homem de Melo was born on July 5, 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal.

In 1975 she left to Brazil along with her family, living in Rio de Janeiro. It was there that she starts to play guitar and compose the first songs.

She returns to Portugal in 1981 acting in bars all over the country.

In 1982 she went to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music - graduated in 1985 - performing twice at Berklee's Auditorium.

. 1985 - Pilar returns to Portugal beginning to work more profoundly on her compositions.

. 1988 - She was invited to signed with Emi label, releasing in the following year her homonymous debut album produced by Wayne Shorter.

. 1991 - Pilar acts in the first part of Suzanne Vega’s Concerts in Portugal: Cascais Pavilion and Oporto Coliseum.

. 1993 - Album "Pecado Original" recorded at Marcus Studio in London, produced by Steve Davis, with the participation of Vicente Amigo.

. 1993 to 1995 - Tour in Portugal including Azores and Madeira Islands. Concert for Amnesty International in Lisbon. Concert in Fundação Serralves, Oporto.

. 2000 - Pilar presents together with Anamar and Né Ladeiras the SM-58 show.

. 2001- CD "Não quero saber" produced by Armando Teixeira, including a Femme Fatale's version (Lou Reed). Concert in Aula Magna Lisbon.

. 2002 - CD "Live – Anamar Né Ladeiras Pilar”, recorded during the SM-58 show in 2000.

. 2003 - CD "Põe 1 bocadinho + alto”, produced by Pilar. Concerts in Lisbon and Oporto.

. 2005 - "Cristal" concert at the Great Hall of São Luiz Theatre in Lisbon. Special guest Thio Mbaye.

In 2006 Pilar travels to Senegal, where she works on the arrangements of new compositions with Habib Faye and Thio Mbaye.
Between 2011 and 2016, she lived in the northwestern Spain. In this environment, Pilar begins to work on new compositions with her own arrangements in her home studio.

© Pilar Homem de Melo 2017