One of Portugal’s foremost musicians, both nationally and internationally, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro is considered a ‘poet of the piano’, whose musical interpretations, characterized by profound emotion and intellectuality, are highly appreciated by the public and music critics.
Born in Porto, he studied in various countries before becoming a disciple of Lyudmila Roshchina at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he obtained a Doctorate in Musical Performance in 2000, holding the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship.
Playing the whole spectrum of piano repertoire, from Baroque to Contemporary Music, he has premiered several works from composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Marcelo Nisinman, Eurico Carrapatoso and Sofia Gubaidulina.
As a soloist, he is frequently invited by the most renowned orchestras from Portugal and other countries, such as Russia, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Cuba or Armenia, collaborating with conductors such as John Nelson, Dmitri Liss, Mikhail Agrest, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Peter Tilling, Boguslaw Dawidow, Rengim Gökmen, Marc Tardue, Misha Rachlevsky, Daniel Smith and Emilio Pomàrico, among others.
A passionate chamber musician, he has performed regularly with outstanding colleagues, such as Gary Hoffman, Pascal Moraguès, Corey Cerovsek, Adrian Brendel, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, José van Dam, Michael Portal, Isabel Charisius, Christian Poltéra, Rosa Maria Barrantes, Radek Baborák, Anna Samuil and Eldar Nebolsin, among others.
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro is the founder (2006) and artistic director of DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble which launched, in 2018, the double album with Dmitri Shostakovich Complete Chamber Music for Piano Strings (Paraty/Harmonia Mundi), receiving excellent reviews and distinctions from the international press. He also recorded a piano duo CD with pianist Rosa Maria Barrantes and several solo CDs, with great acclaim, with works by Bach, Scarlatti, Seixas, Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Carrapatoso, Piazzolla, Nisinman, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin and Prokofiev.
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro is often invited as artistic director of music festivals. He is the artistic and pedagogical director of the Festival and Academy Verão Clássico, that he founded in 2015, and takes place every year at Lisbon’s Centro Cultural de Belém. Besides his busy performing career, Filipe has been Piano Professor for the last decade at several Portuguese Universities and frequently gives Masterclasses.
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro was named a Steinway Artist in 2015 by Steinway & Sons.Official page