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    August 2-6, 2016

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    August 2-6, 2016

Bringing together young pianists, prestigious teachers, and the highest caliber of artists from around the world

Porto Pianofest is aimed toward advanced and pre-professional pianists who want to develop their playing, artistry, and careers. During this festival, pianists will study both privately and in public master classes with world-renowned professors and musicians.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform in beautiful, historical and cultural venues of Porto.

Porto Pianofest will expand the global network of pianists, teachers, and students as participants from around the world perform, practice, work, live, and create music together throughout the week.

Events

August 2nd

 Piano Recital

Artur Pizarro

Opening of the Festival

Casa da Música, Sala Suggia, 7.30pm

August 3rd

Piano Recital

José Ramón Méndez

Conservatório de Música do Porto,

Great Hall, 7.30pm

 

 

 

Lecture Recital

Benjamin Bertin

Forgotten Masterpiece: Nikolai Medtner’s Night Wind Sonata

Conservatório de Música do Porto, 2.30pm

(free and open to the public)

August 5th

Piano Recital

Young American Talents

Students sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation

Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, 7.30pm

(free and open to the public)

 

Lecture Recital

Mariel Mayz

Choosing the notes: performers as composers. 

Conservatório de Música do Porto, 2.30pm

(free and open to the public)

August 6th

Porto Pianofest final recital

Young Talents

Conservatório de Música do Porto,

Great Hall, 7.30pm

(free and open to the public)

Who are we?

Click to learn more about our team[...]

Why in Porto?

Contribution to cultural, academic and artistic development. Click for more[...]

For whom?

Pre-professional and college level students, local residents and tourists. Click for more[...]

The Teachers

Artur Pizarro

Artur Pizarro

A pianist of international acclaim and winner of the Leeds International Competition. Has performed as a soloist with leading international orchestras and conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen,…
José Ramón Méndez

José Ramón Méndez

Described by the New York Concert Review as "an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power" and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid as "the Spanish…
Nuno Marques

Nuno Marques

Award-winning Portuguese pianist, performed in solo and chamber recitals throughout Europe, Asia and North America, including at Carnegie Hall in New York, where he currently resides and pursues his doctoral…

Masterclasses

Each participant will receive three private lessons- one with each artist faculty member- at the Conservatório de Música do Porto.

During these lessons, students will be given expert advisement in perfecting their repertoire, which will then be performed live in different venues across the city.

Selected pianists will have the opportunity to perform in informal concerts and student recitals held in venues such as, Teatro Rivoli, Casa da Musica and other beautiful music halls of Porto.

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Located in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the most modern and sought-after european cities. Awarded prizes for Best European Destination in 2014-2015 and New York Times’ Top 5 World Destinations, Porto…
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Porto PianoFest does not include boarding or living accomodations with the tuition. However, with a variety of places to stay within the city, each visitor will easily find the kind of accommodation…
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Porto Airport is located only 10km from the city center and connected by subway, buses and taxis. Trains also connect Porto to other main cities in Portugal and Spain, such as…
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