Wednesday
24. July
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

PIANIST BERNARDO SANTOS (Portugal)

Bernardo Santos, piano


Programme:

Aleksandra Naumovski Potisk, Praeludium No. 1, premiere

António Fragoso (1897–1918)
Valsa Ingenua (Naive Waltz)
Dança Popular (Popular Dance)
Inquietude (Restlessness)
Canção e Dança Portuguesas (Portuguese Song and Dance)
Valsa Capricho (Caprice Waltz)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Six Variations on an Original Theme in F Major, Op. 34 

Franz Liszt (1881–1886), Two Legends
St. Francis of Asisi Preaching to the Birds
St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves

Granados (1867–1915), Allegro de Concierto, Op. 46


Portuguese leading pianist Bernardo Santos was proclaimed a musical prodigy by the British newspaper The Guardian. His performances span more than twenty countries across four continents and countless prestigious venues (Casa da Música in Portugal, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, National Concert Hall in Dublin). As a soloist, he has performed with numerous orchestras under the batons of conductors such as António Vassalo Lourenço, Charles Gambetta, Hilo Carriel and many others. He is also a prolific chamber musician boasting a sizable discography (I.C. Pereira – Curtas, E.Grieg – Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Saint-Saëns – Piano Quintets, Dvořák – Piano Quintets). His most recent recordings include works for solo piano by Portuguese composer Ruy Coelho, whom he is currently researching as a researcher at INET-md and doctoral candidate at the University of Aveiro. He has previously published critical editions of works by Portuguese composers Berta Alves de Sousa and Frederico de Freitas. Bernardo has been a Trinity College London Scholar and recipient of scholarships from several Portuguese foundations. Bernardo serves as the the president of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Portugal, co-founder and co-director of Festival Internacional de Piano y Orquesta de Guadalajara (FIPOG) in Mexico and Artistic Director of the “Ciclos Lua Nova” concert series, hosted by Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro, in Águeda, Portugal. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, the University of Aveiro, and the Ljubljana Academy of Music, having studied with world renowned Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak. Tonight’s concert is aimed at underscoring his connection to Slovenia, which is why he also included a Slovenian piece in his programme.


Admission free.


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