Darcos Ensemble was created in 2002, in Faro – Portugal –, by the composer Nuno Côrte-Real. In his basis, cello, piano, violin and clarinet, has the musicians Filipe Quaresma, Helder Marques, Reyes Gallardo and Fausto Corneo. The repertoire of the ENSEMBLE DARCOS has the purpose of playing european great composers of chamber music, such as Beethoven, Brahms or Debussy, and the music of Nuno Côrte-Real. This relation gives the Ensemble an author’s project characteristic. The composition of the Ensemble can be from duets to quintets, or the typical 15 musicians structure from the XIX century, by the invitation of musicians from all over the world to play. Since 2006 that the DARCOS ENSEMBLE does an artistic residency in Teatro Cine of Torres Vedras, and begun, in 2008, the Temporada Darcos, chamber music concerts, with comments from the most important portuguese musicians from actuality, such as Rui Vieira Nery, Alexandre Delgado, António Victorino d’Almeida or António Pinho Vargas. Recent projects included, in October’07, a concert in Berlin – Germany –, in June’08, a concert with a video piece – Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Messiaen –, and the string quartet from Schubert, with the special participation of the swedish cello Mats Lidström. With Camerata du Rhône – ensemble from Lyon, France – prepares a programme to be presented in january'10, both in Portugal and France.