- BiographyM G da Mota, which is the name that the author uses for fiction, is a variation of her real name: Margarida Mota-Bull. This nom de plume is a kind of modest tribute to her parents, as in Portugal (her native country) children are given both their parents’ surnames. So the G stands for her mother’s surname and da Mota is her father’s. M G da Mota’s novels are not only entertaining when one needs to relax and escape from one’s daily worries, but are also informative: If you like to learn about opera and classical music, past and present, in an enjoyable, original way; then M G da Mota’s work is definitely for you. She has a deep affection for opera because the human voice is a beautiful instrument and opera singers take it to another level. M G da Mota likes all voice types but her favourite is the tenor’s voice, which is why she chose it as the subject of her novel Canto di Tenore. M G da Mota has dual nationality: British and Portuguese. She gained a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Literature in her native country of Portugal and is fluent in four languages.…
- Music Reviews / Artists’ InterviewsMargarida Mota Bull writes regular reviews of classical music CDs, DVDs, books and live concerts for an international, distinguished classical music magazine on the web: MusicWeb International. She also conducts interviews with notable people in the world of classical music and opera, such as Americans Joyce DiDonato and Lawrence Brownlee.
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Under my pen-name of M G da Mota, I write mature, sophisticated literary fiction, often following my passion for classical music, creating intricate plots set in the present but with links to history. My published novels to date are The Dark Side of Dawn, Canto di Tenore and Vanished, and I also enjoy short stories and poetry.
Connecting with my love for music, I write classical music reviews covering CD releases, live performances and artist interviews, for MusicWeb International