Luís Machado

Estudou na Royal Academy of Music de Londres, onde concluiu com Mérito um Master of Arts in Piano Performance.

Tem-se apresentado ao piano em diversas salas de concerto em Portugal, na Alemanha e no Reino Unido, destacando-se o Royal Festival Hall (Chesfield Room) e a National Gallery em Londres, e o Teatro Maria Matos em Lisboa.

Participou em vários festivais nacionais e internacionais, entre os quais o Forum Neue Musik 2009 em Colónia, o Park Lane Group Young Composers 2009 e o Spitalfields Music 2011 em Londres, e o evento 100Cage de celebração do centenário do nascimento do compositor americano John Cage, em 2012, em Lisboa.

Gravou ainda ao vivo para a rádio pública alemã Deutschlandfunk e para a RTP nas séries de Concertos Antena 2.

No mundo da música contemporânea os seus projetos passados incluem a estreia de obras de Paulo Álvares, Joseph Davies, Ivor Bonnici e Tansy Davies, apresentações regulares com o Azalea Ensemble no Reino Unido, e ter sido membro fundador do ensemble multi-instrumental e de improvisação MOOT, sedeado em Londres.

A sua paixão pela música de câmara tem-no levado a explorar um repertório ecléctico de várias épocas em diversas formações, e a convite do pianista Nuno Vieira de Almeida tem colaborado regularmente em duo com os finalistas do curso de Canto da Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.

Iniciou os seus estudos musicais no Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa com Maria de Fátima Fraga e Eurico Rosado. Foi também aluno particular do pianista António Toscano durante vários anos, após os quais ingressou na ESART para estudar a nível superior com Caio Pagano, discípulo de Conrad Hansen e Magda Tagliaferro.

Durante os seus estudos na ESART, recebeu todos os prémios e troféus da instituição, incluindo a Bolsa de Mérito do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, o Troféu de Mérito para melhor aluno de instrumento em cada ano, e o Prémio de Mérito Ensino Magazine para melhor média final de licenciatura.

Na Royal Academy of Music estudou piano com Daniel-Ben Pienaar e música de câmara com Andrew West, e obteve a melhor classificação final na componente teórica do mestrado.

Teve a oportunidade de se aperfeiçoar com músicos tais como Paul Badura-Skoda, Christopher Elton, Pascal Devoyon, Ian Fountain, Luiz de Moura Castro, Vitaly Margulis, Roy Howat, Susan McCulloch, e Sarah Walker, entre outros, o que lhe permitiu incorporar de forma crítica no seu vocabulário musical várias tradições e abordagens distintas à performance.

É, desde setembro de 2013, professor de piano na Escola de Música do Colégio Moderno.

 

 

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LUÍS MACHADO


Studied at the London Royal Academy of Music , where he finished with merit a Master of Arts in Piano Performance.
He has played the piano in several concert halls in Portugal, Germany, UK, namely the Royal Festival Hall (Chesfield Room), the National Gallery in London and the Maria Matos Theatre in Lisbon.

He took part in several Portuguese and international festivals, among which are Forum Neue Musik 2009 in Cologne, Park Lane Group Young Composers 2009 and Spitalfields Music 2011 in London and 100 Cage to celebrate the centennial of the birth of the American composer John Cage, in 2012, in Lisbon.

He also has live recordings for German public radio Deutschlandfunk and for RTP in the series of Antena 2 Concerts.

In the world of contemporary music, his past projects include launching works by Paulo Álvares, Joseph Davies, Ivor Bonnici and Tansy Davies, regular appearances with Azalea Ensemble I the UK and he was a founding member of the multi-instrumental and improve ensemble MOOT, based in London.

His passion for chamber music has led him to explore an eclectic repertoire from several ages in varying formations and was invited by pianist Nuno Vieira de Almeida to regularly play in a duo with the finalists of the singing course of the Lisbon Higher College of Music.

He began studying music at the Lisbon Gregorian Institute under Maria de Fátima Fraga and Eurico Rosado. He also took private lessons with pianist António Toscano for several years, after which he was admitted to ESART to study at a higher degree under Caio Pagano, a disciple of Conrad Hansen and Magda Tagliaferro.

During his years at the ESART, he received all awards and trophies in that institution, including the Merit Scholarship from the Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute, the Merit Trophy for best student in an instrument each year and the Merit Award Ensino Magazine for best final GPA in the degree.

At Royal Academy of Music he studied piano with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and chamber music with Andrew West, receiving the best grade in the theory part of the master’s course.

He had the opportunity to perfect his skills with musicians like Paul Badura-Skoda, Christopher Elton, Pascal Devoyon, Ian Fountain, Luiz de Moura Castro, Vitaly Margulis, Roy Howat, Susan McCulloch and Sarah Walker, among others, which allowed him to critically incorporate into his musical language several different traditions and approaches to performance.

Since September 2013 he has been teaching piano at the Colégio Moderno School of Music.

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