MASTER CLASSES / MUSIC / CONCERTS
Óbidos International Piano Master Classes & Festival
from July 29th until August 11th 2018

com o Alto patrocínio Presidente da Republica

Welcome

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.

Manuela Gouveia, Artistic Director
Master classes

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.

Testimonials

I loved the whole thing and am so grateful for the opportunity of the broadcast on Antena 2! It was one of the best experiences I have had! The masterclasses were amazing and I learnt so much! I found it very inspiring. I look forward to next year’s course!

Yasmine Rowe, UK

I participated in SIPO 2014 and I considered it a fantastic experience. I and other students coming from different parts of the globe had the opportunity of playing, watching concerts, and attending classes with some of the most acclaimed piano teachers alive. Besides this, Óbidos is a lovely and typical town in Portugal, and a beautiful place to visit and stay during summer.

Sofia Sarmento, Portugal

This was my first time in Portugal and in Europe. I loved SIPO. It was my teacher who advised me to come and meet such talented teachers. This was a unique opportunity and well worth it. I learned a lot. Companionship was also very good and I adored Óbidos. The organization made every efford possible to provide us with an enjoyable stay.

Jason Drake, USA

It was a very good experience. The teachers are fabulous, I learned a lot with them and that’s what is important for my future career as a pianist. I also enjoyed meeting participants from all over the world and made great friends.

Sara Guitiérrez, Spain

Its the third time I participate in SIPO. I think it’s a great festival, very enriching. We meet people from all over the world and make many friends. It is very fortunate to be able to work with these great masters and in Óbidos, on top of all. I recommend the master classes to anyone who wants to achieve a good level.

André Piolanti, Portugal

Its the third time I participate in SIPO. I think it’s a great festival, very enriching. We meet people from all over the world and make many friends. It is very fortunate to be able to work with these great masters and in Óbidos, on top of all. I recommend the master classes to anyone who wants to achieve a good level.

Luzia Diaz, Spain

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