Festival and Academy




Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO is a project created in 2015 with a performative axis and an educational axis, namely the Festival, with daily concerts, and the Instrument and Chamber Music Masterclasses.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO sixth edition will be held from July 26th to August 4th, 2020 at Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon. It will include daily concerts and Masterclasses with the participation of musicians and teachers from some of the most prestigious international institutions and soloists of the world’s best orchestras.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses are intended for music students, professional musicians and music teachers. In 2019 edition, VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses had the participation of 200 young musicians, 100 Portuguese and 100 coming from 28 countries of the 5 continents: Germany, USA, Canada, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Norway, Brazil, Belgium, Slovenia, South Africa, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Israel, Croatia, Guinea, Bolivia, China, Romania, Poland, Denmark and Australia.

For the 2020 edition of VERÃO CLÁSSICO Masterclasses, are already confirmed renowned musicians and teachers from famous Conservatories and Universities, such as Berlin, London, Paris, Cologne, Geneva and Madrid and from outstanding orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra of Munich, and Royal Concertgebow Orchestra of Amsterdam:

· Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (Portugal) Piano
Artistic and Pedagogical Director

· Eldar Nebolsin (Russia) Piano
Professor at Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" of Berlin

· Henri Sigfridsson (Finland) Piano
Professor at Folkwang Universität der Künste of Essen

· Anna Samuil (Russia) Vocal
Soloist of Staatsoper Berlin and Professor at Hochschule für
Musik "Hanns Eisler" of Berlin

· Mihaela Martin (Romania)  Violin
Professor at Hochschule für Musik of Cologne, Kronberg Academy and
Barenboim-Said Akademie of Berlin

· Jack Liebeck (United Kingdom) Violin
Professor at Royal Academy of Music of London

· Tedi Papavrami (Albania) Violin
Professor at Haute École de Musique of Geneva

· Miguel da Silva (France/Switzerland) Viola
Professor at Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Belgium

· Gary Hoffman (USA) Cello
Professor at Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Belgium

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

· Kyril Zlotnikov (Israel) Cello
Cellist of the Jerusalem Quartet

· Janne Saksala (Finland) Double Bass
1st Principal Double Bass of Berliner Philharmoniker and Professor at
Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" of Berlin

· Emily Beynon (United Kingdom) Flute
1st Principal Flute of Royal Concertgebow Orchestra of Amsterdam

· Ramón Ortega Quero (Spain) Oboe
1st Principal Oboe of Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra of Munich

· Pascal Moraguès (France) Clarinet and Chamber Music
1st Principal Clarinet of Orchestre de Paris and Professor at Escuela Superior de
Música Reina Sofía of Madrid, Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne and
Conservatoire de Paris

VERÃO CLÁSSICO Professors will tutor Masterclasses on technique and musical interpretation, which will take place simultaneously in several rooms of Centro Cultural de Belém. For practice and rehearsals, young musicians will also have available music rooms in Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra.

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 participation 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 the Marvão International Music Festival.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO - Lisbon International Music Academy, 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 ten days of the Festival, will present daily 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 VERÃO CLÁSSICO musicians, already awarded nationally and/or internationally, will participate.

In 2020, CLASSICAL SUMMER continues to present conferences exploring the relations between Music and Science, in order to establish innovative symbioses and stimulate the capacities of reflection and critical thinking, aiming to the enrichment of the participants and of the audience.

VERÃO CLÁSSICO 2020 includes for the first time Authentic Pilates sessions, enhancing body consciousness and balance.

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.






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