Since 1996, SIPO is a landmark in the international music landscape. We are happy and proud to welcome artists of exceptional reputation in the world of music, offering musical moments of rare quality within a highly diversified festival programme. The charm and hospitality of the medieval town of Óbidos have also considerably contributed to the success of this extraordinary cultural event.
Since 2011, the “Antena 2” prize is awarded by the classical Portuguese radio station Antena 2. The prize consists of one live recital performed within the series “Open concerts“ in Lisbon, recorded and transmitted by the radio station and two further recitals in different locations.
The prize is awarded by the public and the faculty of SIPO to the students whose artistic performance is considered to be outstanding. The winners of the Antena 2 Prize in 2017 are Rafael Ruiz (Brasil) & Xiaoyu Guo (China).
Since 2017, the “ACIM Prize“, worth 500€, is being awarded for the best interpretation of a piano work of a Portuguese composer.