ABOUT

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Bernardo Santos is a Portuguese pianist and President of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Portugal. With performances ranging over four continents, Bernardo has played in venues such as the Casa da Música, Convento de São Francisco, Teatro Rivoli in Portugal, Sala Cecília Meireles, Amazon Theatre and Palácio das Artes in Brazil, Fairfield Halls, Royal Albert Hall and St. James Piccadilly Church in London, National Concert Hall and the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, among many others. Santos has been invited to several piano and chamber music festivals all over Europe, South America and Asia.

 

As an invited soloist with orchestra, Bernardo had the opportunity to play with the Minas Gerais Symphony Orchestra, Amazon Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Cali, Vidin State Philarmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, among others. He has played under the baton of conductors such as Antonio Vassalo Lourenco, Bruno Martins, Charles Gambetta, Hilo Carriel, Kira Omelchenko, Jorge Mario Uribe, Marcelo de Jesus, and Silvio Viegas.

 

Bernardo complements his artistic career with research on famed Portuguese composers Berta Alves de Sousa and Frederico de Freitas, being responsible for the critical edition and publishing of works by both composers. His main object of research now incides on the music for piano by Portuguese composer Ruy Coelho. Bernardo gave masterclasses in several universities and music schools in Portugal, Brazil and Colombia.

 

Bernardo Santos is an avid chamber musician, having studied with Antonio Chagas Rosa, Eugene Asti and Martino Tirimo. Bernardo collaborated with artists such as André Lacerda, David Bento, David Wyn Lloyd, Diana Rodriguez Vivas, Diego Caetano, Liana Branscome, Olga Argo, Svetlana Rudenko and Belem Quartet from Brazil. Bernardo has also participated in the project “Curtas” of the composer and guitarist Israel Costa Pereira, having recorded a CD for this project. In 2020, Bernardo Santos recorded, alongside David Lloyd, the complete sonatas for violin and piano of Edvard Grieg for Da Vinci Publishing, being praised as a pianist whose “animated playing brings vibrancy and clarity to the duo, ably supporting as needed and shining out in soloistic moments” (Piano Journal 2021).

 

Bernardo Santos is currently taking part of the Doctoral Programme in Music Performance (PhD) at the University of Aveiro. Bernardo graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona and from the University of Aveiro (Aveiro City Prize), having studied with Deniz Gelenbe, Josep Colom, Álvaro Teixeira Lopes and Klara Dolynay. During his studies, Bernardo Santos was a Trinity College London Scholar and recipient of scholarships from Fundação GDA and Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro.

Bernardo Santos é um pianista português e Presidente da World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Portugal. Ao longo dos últimos anos, Bernardo teve a oportunidade de se apresentar em concerto em quatro continentes, em salas como a Casa da Música, Convento de São Francisco, Teatro Aveirense e Teatro Rivoli em Portugal; Sala Cecília Meireles, Teatro Amazonas e Palácio das Artes no Brasil; Fairfield Halls, Royal Albert Hall e St. James Piccadilly Church em Londres, National Concert Hall em Dublin e Tonhalle Düsseldorf, entre muitas outras. Além disso, foi convidado para vários festivais na Europa, América do Sul e Ásia.

 

Como solista convidado, Bernardo Santos teve a oportunidade de partilhar o palco com a Orquestra Sinfónica de Minas Gerais, Orquestra de Câmara do Amazonas, Orquesta Filarmónica de Cali, Vidin State Philarmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Orquestra Filarmonica das Beiras, entre outras, tendo tocado sob direção de maestros como António Vassalo Lourenço, Artur Pinho Maria, Bruno Martins, Charles Gambetta, David Wyn Lloyd, Hilo Carriel, Jorge Mario Uribe, Kira Omelchenko, Marcelo de Jesus, Miguel Campos Coelho e Sílvio Viegas.

 

Bernardo Santos tem conciliado a sua carreira artística com investigação em música portuguesa do século XX, sendo responsável pela edição crítica e de obras de Berta Alves de Sousa e Frederico de Freitas. A sua pesquisa atual foca-se na música para piano do compositor Ruy Coelho. Recentemente, Bernardo foi responsável por ministrar masterclasses em diversas escolas e universidades no Brasil, Colômbia e Portugal.

 

Bernardo Santos mantém uma carreira de música de câmara bastante ativa, tendo trabalhado com António Chagas Rosa, Eugene Asti e Martino Tirimo e colaborado com artistas como André Lacerda, David Wyn Lloyd, Diana Rodriguez Vivas, Diego Caetano, Liana Branscome, Olga Argo, Svetlana Rudenko e o Quarteto Belém. Participou também no projeto “Curtas” do guitarrista e compositor Israel Costa Pereira, culminando na gravação de um CD. Em 2020 gravou, juntamente com David Lloyd, as três sonatas para violino e piano de Edvard Grieg, para a Da Vinci Publishing, tendo sido elogiado como um pianista cuja “performance animada traz virtuosidade e clareza ao duo, apoiando habilmente quando necessário e brilhando em momentos solísticos” (Piano Journal 2021).

 

EVENTS

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Bentley Music Academy, Kuala Lumpur

Four hands piano recital

November 19, 2022

Four hands piano recital

Bentley Music Academy

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Works by Mendelssohn, Ronaldo Miranda and Saint-Saëns


Inês Filipe, piano


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Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro, Águeda

Piano Trio Recital

April 22, 2022

Piano Trio Recital

Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro

Águeda, Portugal

Works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn

David Bento, Violin

Burak Ozkan, Cello



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Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga

Four hands piano recital

October 29, 2022

Four hands piano recital

Museu Nogueira da Silva

Braga, Portugal


Inês Filipe, piano

Works by Mendelssohn, Ronaldo Miranda and Saint-Saëns

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Conservatório de Música do Porto

Piano Trio Recital

April 21, 2022

Piano Trio Recital

Conservatório de Música do Porto

Porto, Portugal

Works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn

David Bento, Violin

Burak Ozkan, Cello



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Austria Bank Salon, Wien

Piano Trio Recital

April 25, 2022

Piano Trio Recital

Austria Bank Salon

Wien, Austria

Works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn

David Bento, Violin

Burak Ozkan, Cello



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House of Pianos Auditorium, Dubai

Piano Recital

March 11, 2022

Piano Recital

House of Pianos Auditorium

Dubai, UAE

19:00h

Works by Franck, Schubert and Schumann

 

MEDIA

 

EDITIONS

Frederico de Freitas

Theme and Variations - Critical Edition

Available here

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Berta Alves de Sousa

Musical Alphabet - Critical Edition

Available here

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