Nuno Marques & Christine Lamprea


Mariel Mayz, Prelude for Cello & Piano
Cesar Franck, Sonata in A Major
Award-winning Portuguese pianist Nuno Marques has developed an extensive, international performing career from his current base in New York City, where he directs Porto Pianofest. A Doctor of Musical Arts, Nuno is a versatile musician, equally comfortable playing solo, chamber music, teaching, or collaborating with other forms of artistic expression.
His most recent concerts took him to renowned music halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and the US, where he played twice at Carnegie Hall, with a scheduled return in November 2019. Nuno Marques has also embarked twice on extensive concert tours in China, and has given public masterclasses in Portugal, Spain, the World Piano Congress in Serbia, Myanmar, China and the US.
As a soloist Nuno Marques has performed with the Orquestra do Norte - Portugal, the Artave Orchestra, and the Orchestra for Myanmar, where he participated in a humanitarian project with young musicians from the Rohingya minority. He has recorded for Antena2 Radio Portugal and Centro Atlântico Editora, and is a founding member of prizewinning chamber music ensembles, with whom he performed and recorded throughout Europe. With a wide interest in contemporary music, he has also performed with leading contemporary music ensembles, having commissioned and premiered many works for solo piano and ensemble.
Nuno holds a DMA from Rutgers University, where he studied with Min Kwon. He is also a graduate from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, studying with Artur Pizarro. He completed his first Master’s Degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music, London, with Niel Immelman; and a second Master’s degree in Instrumental Pedagogy from the Aveiro University in Portugal. Having first moved to New York to attend NYU— the Steinhardt School, under the tutelage of José Ramón Méndez— he was awarded the prestigious Reinhold Scholarship and taught classes at the NYU piano department.
This season’s plans for Nuno include regular solo recitals, chamber performances, masterclasses in the US and Europe, and a tour with “Stars of American Ballet” to Israel, Hungary and Serbia.
Nuno Marques is passionate about traveling, literature and photography.
Hailed a “firebrand” ( and noted for her “supreme panache” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea was just named among the most recent Sphinx Medal of Excellence winners. She was the First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition and joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program. As such, she is presented as soloist with major orchestras worldwide. She has also received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Young Texas Artists’ Competition, and captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition.
A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, Ms. Lamprea has appeared as soloist with the Costa Rica National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S., in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. This season, she appears as soloist performing Arturo Marquez’ Espejos en la Arena, and a concerto written for Ms. Lamprea by acclaimed composer Jeffrey Mumford, entitled of fields unfolding…echoing depths of resonant light.As a recitalist, Ms. Lamprea has appeared on prestigious series at Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Washington Performing Arts Society. She regularly appears in recital with guitarist Jordan Dodson and pianist Navah Perlman. In demand as a chamber musician, she performs regularly with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and has performed with such musicians as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc.