who are we?

The mission of our festival is twofold:

(1) To strengthen the cultural hub of Porto by bringing great artists from around the world to perform in the beautiful and historic venues that already exist within the city

(2) To cultivate cross-continental dialogue through our educational component— with teaching artists, conferences, masterclasses, and international students of the highest level

Porto Pianofest is directed by pianist, Nuno Marques, and was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Marques and pianist-composer, Mariel Mayz.

Porto Pianofest is a joint production with the Câmara Municipal do Porto (Porto’s City Hall). It is proud to have some of the city’s most important institutions as its partners— such as, the Conservatório de Música do Porto, Casa da Música, the Universidade do Porto, Soalheiro, and Taylor Fladgate.

André Rodrigues, our resident photographer, has worked closely with the festival as well to capture its growth, mission, and artistic intention through photographs.

Our team of consultants in both Porto and New York work diligently in artistic and logistical planning and development. Porto Pianofest would like to thank them for their contribution.


For more information, please contact info@portopianofest.com

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