Masterclasses VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2023

Lisbon International Music Academy

Founded in 2015, Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO is an initiative that presents concerts and masterclasses annually in Lisbon, and has been recognized by the national and international press as one of the best festivals and academies in the world.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO 9th edition will be held from 17th to 29th July 2023, in Lisbon. It will include daily concerts and Masterclasses with the participation of musicians and teachers from the most prestigious international institutions and soloists of some of the world’s best orchestras.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses are intended for music students, professional musicians and music teachers. In the 2022 edition, VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses had the participation of more than 200 young musicians, Portuguese and from countries like Germany, Austria, Armenia, Belgium, Canada, China, South Korea, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, USA, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Venezuela.

For the 2023 edition of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses, are already confirmed renowned musicians and teachers from famous Conservatories and Universities, such as Berlin, Paris, Oslo, Cologne, Brussels, Manheim, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Madrid and from outstanding orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre National de France:

From July 17th to 22nd:
  • Stephan Picard (Germany) - Violin
  • Professor at the Berlin music Hochschule “Hanns Eisler”

  • Viviane Hagner (Germany) - Violin
  • Professor at the Mannheim Music Hochschule

  • Lars Anders Tomter (Norway) - Viola
  • Professor at the Norwegian State Academy in Oslo

  • Pieter Wispelwey (Netherlands) - Cello
  • Professor at the Amsterdam Conservatorium

  • Gunars Upatnieks (Latvia) - Double Bass
  • Professor at the Berlin Music Hochschule “Hanns Eisler” and Double Bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Anna Samuil (Germany) - Vocal
  • Professor at the Berlin Music Hochschule “Hanns Eisler” and soloist at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin

  • Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (Portugal) - Piano
  • Artistic and Pedagogical Director of VERÃO CLÁSSICO

From July 24th to 29th:
  • Mihaela Martin (Romania) - Violin
  • Professor at the Hochschule für Musik of Cologne, Kronberg Academy and Barenboim-Said Akademie of Berlin

  • Andrej Bielow (Ukraine) - Violin
  • Professor at Düsseldorf Music Hochschule “Robert Schumann”

  • Miguel da Silva (France/Switzerland) - Viola
  • Master in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels and Professor at Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève

  • Frans Helmerson (Sweden) - Cello
  • Professor at the Kronberg Academy and Barenboim-Said Akademie of Berlin

  • Silvia Careddu (Italy) - Flute
  • Professor at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and Principal Solo Flute at the Orchester National de France

  • Pascal Moraguès (France) - Clarinet
  • Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Haute École de Musique de Lausanne and Reina Sofía Superior School of Music in Madrid. Principal Solo Clarinet at Orchestre de Paris

  • Milana Chernyavska (Ukraine) - Piano
  • Professor at the Reina Sofía Superior School of Music in Madrid and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz

  • Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (Portugal) - Piano
  • Artistic and Pedagogical Director of VERÃO CLÁSSICO

VERÃO CLÁSSICO Professors will tutor Masterclasses on technique and musical interpretation, which will take place simultaneously in several rooms of Escola Secundária Marquês de Pombal / Escola Artística de Música do Conservatório Nacional (Rua Alexandre de Sá Pinto, 85, 1349-003 Lisboa), where rooms will also be available for practice and rehearsal by the young musicians participating.

All participants in the Masterclasses are candidates for VERÃO CLÁSSICO Awards, whose jury is composed by the Masterclasses teachers. These prizes, in the form of concerts included in musical seasons held in Portugal, have an important role of motivation and recognition of talent and the work done by the young musicians during VERÃO CLÁSSICO. Some of the young musicians awarded in the previous editions already had the opportunity to present themselves as soloists with Portuguese orchestras – Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras and Orquestra Clássica do Sul – and in international music festivals.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO, thus, promotes education and public presentation of young talents, encouraging and supporting them to build their careers, and at the same time, encouraging cultural exchange among participants of different nationalities. To Portuguese students it offers, in their own country, a platform for development of their artistic level and the exceptional possibility of learning with the most prestigious international teachers, worldwide references of their instruments.

The educational axis of VERÃO CLÁSSICO is complemented by the performative axis, formed by the Chamber Music Festival which, during the two weeks of the Festival, will present ten concerts with great works from the music repertoire from the 18th to 21st centuries: four MasterFest concerts, with the presence of musicians/teachers, as well as six TalentFest concerts, in which the young and talented VERÃO CLÁSSICO musicians, already awarded nationally and/or internationally, will participate.

Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO assumes itself as an unique artistic and pedagogical initiative in Portugal, a project of cultural excellence open to all audiences.

Calendar VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2023:

17.07.2023 : Masterclasses

18.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto MasterFest

19.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

20.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

21.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

22.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto MasterFest

24.07.2023 : Masterclasses

25.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

26.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto MasterFest

27.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

28.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto TalentFest

29.07.2023 : Masterclasses & Concerto MasterFest

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